IFP elective conference set for after 2019 elections

IFP elective conference set for after 2019 elections

The IFP says its delayed elective conference will take place after the elections.  

IFP leader, Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Nushera Soodyal

The conference has been put on hold for more than a year because of infighting.  

At a press briefing in Durban on Saturday night, outgoing leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi told reporters that the party has been intensively auditing its branches to root out bogus ones to make sure delegates to the conference are credible.   

The briefing followed a meeting of the party's Extended National Council, which also decided that Buthelezi would lead the IFP's election campaign before stepping down.   

He will be joined by Velenkosini Hlabisa, who has been touted as the next party leader. Hlabisa says they are turning their attention to the upcoming polls. 

"I have accepted the resolution of the Extended National Council so that it does not affect the position as a councillor and mayor in the municipality. All other government levels will be concentrating on the elections," Hlabisa said.

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