“It’s the economy, stupid.”

MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s Weekly Newsletter to the Nation My dear friends and fellow South Africans, We all remember the phrase, "It’s the economy, stupid." It was made famous by political strategist James Carville who hung it on a sign in Bill Clinton’s Little Rock campaign office to keep everybody […]

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Running political parties is an expensive business

MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s Weekly Newsletter to the Nation My dear friends and fellow South Africans, Running political parties is an expensive business. Campaigning, staffers, research, entertainment, transport, fixed overheads such as offices, polling and focus groups. The list of costs is exhaustive. As our constitution expressly provides for multiparty […]

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Crony capitalism and rampant materialism have, hand in hand, rotted our society

MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s Weekly Newsletter to the Nation My dear friends and fellow South Africans, "It’s a material world!" – shrilled Madonna in her 1980s anthem as Reaganomics and Thatcherism transformed the Anglo-American economic model and triggered an economic tsunami that swept across the globe, reshaping economies from Estonia […]

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Wrong or distorted perceptions stick

MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s Weekly Newsletter to the Nation My dear friends and fellow South Africans, One of the unfair facts of life is how often wrong or distorted perceptions stick. Once a perception is cast, it can prove almost impossible to shift. South Africa, unfortunately, is perceived in many […]

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The fight to defeat poverty

MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s Weekly Newsletter to the Nation My dear friends and fellow South Africans, I am concerned that as the battle intensifies for the soul of the ruling-party in 2007 we do not lose sight of the one of the two most important battles we are waging as […]

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