National Council Resolutions – 18 July 2010

RESOLUTION OF THE IFP NATIONAL COUNCIL

ULUNDI : Sunday 18th July 2010

RESOLUTION

The IFP National Council met in Ulundi on Sunday 18 July 2010 and adopted the following resolution

POSTPONEMENT OF THE IFP ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE

Noting

  1. The previous IFP Extended National Council and IFP National Council resolutions adopted on Saturday 10 July 2010 which noted the ongoing ructions within the Party and resolved to institute an enquiry into the conduct of the IFP National Chairperson VZ kaMagwaza-Msibi and afford her an opportunity to clear her name;
  2. That the IFP Annual General Conference scheduled for 23-25 July 2010 should only take place subsequent to the normalisation of atmosphere within the Party;
  3. That the IFP National Chairperson VZ kaMagwaza-Msibi had submitted a medical certificate ahead of this session of the IFP National Council and, as a result, this session of the IFP National Council was unable to make progress in resolving the current ructions within the Party;
  4. That the divisions in the Party are becoming increasingly more violent resulting in the loss of life such as the fatal shooting of Mr Michael Makhathini and the recent clashes between loyal IFP members and those associated with the ‘Friends of VZ’ during a Party meeting in the City of Johannesburg;
  5. That the recent auditing of branches has revealed the existence of a number of bogus Party branches which has called into question the eligibility of the participation of these Party structures in the IFP Annual General Conference;
  6. That certain Party structures such as the uThukela District, the eThekwini Metro District, the Amajuba District, the Indlovu District and the Newcastle Constituency have not met their constitutional requirements to participate in the IFP Annual General Conference; and
  7. That the absence of these structures would compromise the democratic character of the IFP Annual General Conference.

The IFP National Council therefore resolves:

1. To postpone the IFP Annual General Conference until

(a) the IFP National Chairperson VZ kaMagwaza-Msibi has been afforded the opportunity to clear her name;

(b) the relevant Party structures have been reconstituted;

(c) such a time when the current divisions have been resolved and the atmosphere in the Party is conducive to holding a successful elective conference that will be expressive of the true will of the IFP’s rank and file; and

(d) an IFP National Council meeting has been convened by the end of October 2010 to reassess the progress made in the above-mentioned areas.

Contact: Rev. Musa Zondi, IFP Secretary General, 083 440 5966