IFP youth to meet ‘even un­der a tree’


THE IFP Youth Bri­gade will push for their elec­tive con­fer­ence to be held this year, even if it means hold­ing it un­der a tree.

Hopes were dashed last Jan­uary when the IFP post­poned the youth body’s con­fer­ence in prepa­ra­tion for the lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions.

The youth bri­gade’s con­fer­ence sched­uled for De­cem­ber 2015 was also post­poned. “It will hin­der our plans for 2019, and the ground is fer­tile for us. We need to close the ranks,” chair­per­son Mkhuleko Hlengwa said yesterday.

“If it means that we must hold the con­fer­ence un­der a tree or in the mid­dle of the high­way, we are pre­pared for a pro­fes­sion­ally run con­fer­ence to the sat­is­fac­tion of our mem­ber­ship.”

Hlengwa also said the bri­gade were com­mit­ted to hold­ing a trans­par­ent con­fer­ence, and he was con­fi­dent that they would work dili­gently for the suc­cess of the event this year.

“We will work against any­thing that will stall the con­fer­ence,” he said.

IFP Women’s Bri­gade na­tional chair­per­son Them­beni Mad­lophaM­thethwa said their con­fer­ence would be held later this year.

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