IFP lead­er­ship on a mis­sion

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS - Muzi Zin­c­ume

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

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.