IFP’s con­fer­ence again post­poned

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Muzi Zin­c­ume

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.’

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