Following its incredible performance during August 3 municipal elections, where it has secured several crucial municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal and increased its support in other provinces, the Inkatha Freedom Party is already gearing up for the national elections in 2019.
“We are grateful for the support that the IFP has received not only in KwaZulu-Natal. As from the 6th until the 13th of December 2016 I will be visiting different provinces like Free State, Limpopo, North West, parts of Gauteng and Mpumalanga Province, conducting an election post mortem, encouraging membership renewal and the setting up of IFP branches. On membership, we are saying we need to accelerate and roll-out what we are now putting in place in terms of increasing support and attracting new members,” said Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP National Chairperson.
“On a monthly basis, there must be an evaluation of how many branches have interacted with and we must check the implementation of our programmes. We want our local leaders particularly, branch secretaries to ensure that members renew their membership. The life of the organisation depends on our ability to recruit new members from all walks of life, so we can ensure our continued influence in the broader society. As the local government elections are over, we cannot sit down and relax and wake up in 2019 during the campaign period, but we must work hard now. The elections this year has demonstrated that people see the IFP as an alternative and we want to grow our support base,” continued Mr Gwala.
“Every day that the ANC remains in government more institutional damage is done, more corruption goes unchecked, the economy falters and unemployment grows. We must therefore aim to continue to grow our support and build a majority of South Africans that share our values and our vision. Where we govern municipalities and have councillors we must deliver and where we do not govern we must present a strong opposition and credible alternative policies,” concluded Mr Gwala.
The IFP would like to thank all people who voted IFP in the last elections.
Mr Blessed Gwala
IFP National Chairperson
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