IFP Statement: Deputy Secretary General Matter Concluded

On Monday, 22 February 2021 the IFP NEC received a video clip of the IFP Deputy Secretary General, HW Cllr Albert Mncwango, addressing a Party meeting in Jozini. Some of the utterances contained therein, related to Party matters, were met with serious concern by the NEC.

The NEC on 01 March 2021 considered the matter and having heard the explanation of the DSG resolved to:

1. Launch an investigation, led by the Secretary General, into utterances of the DSG and the set of circumstances which characterized the meeting which was addressed by the DSG.
2. Grant the DSG a 30 day leave of absence with immediate effect on all Party related responsibilities and activities pending the investigation.
3. The leave of absence does not affect Cllr Mncwango carrying out his duties as the Mayor of Nongoma Local Municipality.

On Monday, 17 May 2021 the NEC received the Report of the Task Team investigating this matter, and the DSG was given 7 days to respond to it.

The NEC has again today, 24 May 2021, considered this matter and the representations of the DSG.

The NEC accepts the unconditional apology of the DSG and his acceptance of the report and the determinations of the Party on this matter.

The NEC also noted that the DSG has conveyed his unconditional apology to Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP, IFP President Emeritus; apology which has been accepted.

The NEC appreciates the DSG’s cooperation with the investigation.

For further information please contact:

Mkhuleko Hlengwa MP
IFP National Spokesperson
071 111 0539