IFP leadership on a mission
THE newly elected IFP uMhlathuze sub-region leadership has vowed to work tirelessly to increase its support base, while also holding the City of uMhlathuze accountable.
This was said by new Chairman Xolani Ngwezi during the party’s media briefing held on Monday at their Empangeni offices.
The IFP leadership in uMhlathuze was disbanded by the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) last month following irregularities during the elective conference in December 2017.
‘On Saturday we held a successful elective conference, which also saw the election of new Women’s Brigade and Youth Brigade leadership.
‘We resolved to strengthen our branches. We want to grow the party’s support base in preparation for next year’s national elections.
‘More attention will also be given to service delivery issues by making sure that we hold our local municipality accountable.
‘We will soon form subcommittees to deal with social ills such as crime and identifying needy families who need government support.
‘We’ll tackle corruption headon, starting with the City of uMhlathuze. We are awaiting the report of the city’s R10 million investigation relating to the overtime payment scandal.
‘That report must be released to the community and we will see to it that those found to be involved in acts of corruption, are dealt with severely,’ Ngwezi said.
Apart from Ngwezi, the other office bearers are: Dr Mkhonzeni Mthethwa (Deputy Chairperson), Jabulani Nzuza (Secretary), Nothile Mpanza (Deputy Secretary), Willem Diedericks (Treasurer), Shiela Naidoo (Deputy Treasurer), Thandazani Thusi (Publicity Secretary), Celinhlanhla Mpanza (Deputy Publicity Secretary). Zodwa Mkhize was elected chairperson of the IFP Women’s Brigade, while Princess Thobile Cebekhulu was elected as IFP Youth Brigade Chairperson.
The IFP’s newly elected uMhlathuze leadership (front) Jabulani Nzuza (Secretary), Xolani Ngwezi (Chairperson), Zodwa Mkhize (Women’s Brigade Chairperson), Happiness Mkhwanazi (Women’s Brigade Secretary), Princess Thobile Cebekhulu (Youth Brigade Chairperson) and Celiwe Mdletshe (Youth Brigade Secretary) with the other executive committee members Muzi Zincume