Yesterday, Friday 6 October 2023, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) held a special meeting of the National Council and prayer service with the family of IFP Founder and President Emeritus, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
The NC is the highest decision-making body of the party in between conferences.
The NC has taken the following decisions at yesterday’s sitting:
An Extended National Council will be held on the 22nd of October 2023. An extended sitting of the NC brings together the entire membership of the council and includes representatives of all the structures of the party.
This sitting of the extended NC is in preparation for the policy conference of the party and to adopt the 2024 National and Provincial Election timeline. All party structures will receive the draft policy documents as part of the consultative process undertaken in conjunction with the leadership of all branches, constituencies and districts.
Furthermore, the IFP NC having been briefed by the NEC has resolved to hold the IFP’s National Policy Conference on the 8th and 9th of December 2023. All logistical details are to be announced in due course.
The IFP President, Hon. Velenkosini Hlabisa, MPL, has exercised his prerogative as per the IFP constitution in making the following appointments to the National Council:
– Prince Ntuthukoyezwe Buthelezi;
– Reverend Musa Zondi;
– Princess Sbuyiselwe Buthelezi; and
– Mr Senzo Mfayela.
The President expressed his trust in the abilities, skills and experience of these members and believes that they will greatly contribute to taking forward the vision of the IFP and His Excellency Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
The National Council expressed its gratitude to the nation for all the messages of support, countless prayers and well wishes to the party, its leadership and all members, as the party continues to honour and uphold the legacy of our Founder and President Emeritus, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
The IFP NC further has expressed that it is ready and fully prepared for the upcoming 2024 National and Provincial Elections and will in due course release further information as regards internal party procedures and policy matters are concerned.
Mkhuleko Hlengwa, MP
IFP National Spokesperson
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