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“My greatest sadness is that I will not get to see the next chapter of the IFP. I will not be amongst the men and women who cross into the promised land of social and economic justice, having endured the struggle ahead. This is not because I am stepping down, but because in a few days time, I will turn 91. Common sense tells me that my time is short. There is so much I will not get to see ”

– Mangosuthu Buthelezi
“With this long history behind us, I feel that an era is drwawing to a close. I am deeply greatful that I can close this chapter with my mind at peace. As I pass on the baton to a new President of the IFP, I am able to say: Mission Accomplished!”

– Mangosuthu Buthelezi
During the IFP National Elective Conference today, elections will be held for a new Party President, a Deputy President, a National Chairperson and their Deputy, a Secretary General and a Deputy Secretary General as well as 34 committee members. These positions will be filled by people who will serve at the IFP National Council.
In Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s address at the IFP National Elective Conference, he highlighted the need to protect and to report any kind of abuse against women and children and refers to the abuse as one of the monsters that keep him up at night.
“Violence against women and children is one of the monsters that keep me up at night. Our country faces many problems, and when I think about them, I cannot help but loose sleep. How can I rest- how can anyone rest-when there is so much suffering?

I have therefor given a great deal of thought to the final mandate, I would like to issue as the President of the IFP. I have told you to reignite grassroots activism and to strengthen our branches. I have encouraged you to learn about the victories of the past. I have asked you to become active participant’s in promoting democratic ideals. I have urged you to build, and not destroy.”

“Become the champion of the vulnerable, and start speaking about abuse in every possible forum, from social media to churches to your own kitchen. We need to change our society by shifting the conversation. Here again it is about democratic ideals; about equity, security, freedom and the right to life”.
– Mangosuthu Buthelezi
“Violence is becoming a standard feature of our national discourse…… It has to stop. I call on our new leadership to focus political attention on restoring peace and the rule of Law. There can be no social justice we’re violence exists.”
– Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Mkhuleko Hlengwa National spokes person of the IFP

Dr Ziba Jiyane has repeatedly told the media that he is availing himself to contest in a bid to succeed outgoing, long-serving IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Spokesperson of the party Mkhuleko Hlengwa said that Jiyane will not be allowed to contest in the IFP’s presidential race as no one will be allowed to be nominated from the floor. He said that the constitution provides for people who have been part of the party for a year to to contest for for this position and Jiyane is outside the embit running. He went on to say that the IFP will not undermine its processes at the expense of oppotinism of one man.

Mr Nkululeko Hlengwa Speech..