IFP’s conference again postponed
THE much awaited IFP national elective conference has been postponed - again.
The conference was scheduled to take place at the end of this month.
The party’s national spokesperson, Mkhuleko Hlengwa, said the decision for a postponement was taken by the party’s National Council at a meeting in Durban.
Leadership structures were informed of a meeting in Durban yesterday (Sunday), where they would have been addressed by the National Executive Committee members over this decision.
Some party faithful have expressed their displeasure over the postponement of the conference.
‘We were looking forward to this conference as our main objective was to build a strong leadership team since Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has agreed to step down.
‘We have not been told officially about this development, except that we have been summoned to attend a special meeting,’ a source said.
Another source from the eThekwini region said the move was a deliberate attempt by some leaders within the party to delay the conference, as they fear losing their parliamentary seats should they be defeated at the conference.’