RESOLUTIONS OF THE EMERGENCY EXTENDED IFP NATIONAL COUNCIL
Ulundi: Saturday, 21 August 2010
1. TODAY’S MARCH AGAINST THE IFP LEADERSHIP
Having received reports of the march by self-declared IFP members against the incumbent leadership in central Durban today; the Emergency Extended IFP National Council resolves:
- to condemn this initiative in the strongest terms as yet another example of ill discipline by forces bent on sowing seeds of disunity and destroying the IFP.
2. ANC INTERFERENCE IN THE INTERNAL POLITICS OF THE IFP
Noting the developments which clearly point to the interference of sections of the ANC, such as the public utterances by certain high-ranking members of the ANC NEC, the KZN ANC Women’s League, the KZN ANC Youth League and KZN COSATU, in the internal affairs of the IFP; the Emergency Extended IFP National Council resolves:
- to condemn the opportunism of the ANC and its subsidiaries and partners in causing ructions within the IFP; and
- to appeal to the wider IFP membership for vigilance against being used by the IFP’s political opponents to destabilise their party.
3. ANC PROVOCATION DURING KZN WOMEN’S PARLIAMENT
Noting the public displays of disrespect and extreme provocations directed at the IFP President Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi during the recent sitting of Women’s Parliament at KwaMsane, some of which were echoed by ANC MPLs; the Emergency Extended IFP National Council resolves:
- to condemn the insults and abuse directed at IFP President by both ANC delegates to Women’s Parliament and ANC MPLs in the KZN Legislature and warn the ANC that such behavior by its Women’s League can only fuel further tensions between the ANC and the IFP; and
- to condemn the abuse of government functions as platforms to hurl insults at IFP President Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
4. ABSENCE OF THE IFP NATIONAL CHAIRPERSON FROM MEETINGS OF THE IFP NATIONAL COUNCIL
Noting the prolonged absence of the IFP National Chairperson VZ kaMagwaza-Msibi from the meetings of the IFP National Council and her simultaneous presence in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature despite the fact that she has not been formally charged; the Emergency Extended IFP National Council resolves:
- to express disappointment and concern that the National Chairperson’s attitude is unacceptable; and
- to issue a warning that such conduct on her part may attract corrective measures.
5. ENQUIRY INTO CONDUCT OF THE IFP NATIONAL CHAIRPERSON
Noting the decision by IFP National Council taken on 10 July 2010 to hold an enquiry into the conduct of the IFP National Chairperson VZ kaMagwaza-Msibi; the Emergency Extended IFP National Council resolves:
- to support such an enquiry in order to give the IFP National Chairperson an opportunity to clear her name; and
- to urge the IFP National Chairperson to co-operate with the IFP National Council in this regard.
Contact: Rev Musa Zondi, IFP national spokesperson, 083 440 5966; or
Thulasizwe Buthelezi, IFP deputy national spokesperson, 083 482 7936