IFP National Spokesperson on Leave

Issued by: Ms Liezl van der Merwe, MP IFP Director of Communications On doctor’s instructions, the medical leave of IFP National Spokesperson and SCOPA Chairperson, Mkhuleko Hlengwa, MP, has been extended until further notice. We ask that the media do not contact him at this time. For all IFP media enquiries please contact Ms Megan […]

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IFP Statement on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Address to the Nation

HON. VELENKOSINI HLABISA, MPL PRESIDENT OF THE IFP The IFP notes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation, outlining Government’s response to the widespread violence, looting and destruction of property across KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and other parts of the country. We welcome the address by the President. However, we believe that had Government acted sooner, our […]

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IFP Lauds Efforts of Its President Emeritus and Leadership to Protect Communities Against Uprisings

As chaos, violence and mayhem continued throughout much of yesterday in towns across South Africa, the IFP’s President Emeritus, IFP leadership and other IFP leaders working in their respective areas, took to the streets to call for calm, promote the restoration of peace, and to defend and assist communities. With just 5000 SANDF troops deployed […]

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IFP: Where is the SANDF?

The IFP believes that the number of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) troops deployed to KwaZulu-Natal – in particular to Pietermaritzburg and surrounds – will be woefully ineffective to support the South African Police Service (SAPS) in quelling the violence, looting and destruction of property in the province. We are extremely concerned that nothing […]

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Now Is the Time to Unite to Protect SA

HON. VELENKOSINI HLABISA, MPL PRESIDENT OF THE IFP The IFP has taken note of the statements made by President Ramaphosa this evening, as he sought to address the widespread anarchy that has brought towns and businesses in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng to their knees. While we note his pronouncements, we don’t believe he went far enough […]

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IFP Welcomes Deployment of SANDF

Hon. Velenkosini Hlabisa, MPL President of the Inkatha Freedom Party As scenes of anarchy spread throughout South Africa, I am pleased with the announcement that the SANDF will be deployed to assist the overpowered and overstretched South African Police Service in areas of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. In light of the dramatic escalation in unrest and […]

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On the passing of Dr Ben Ngubane Former Premier of KwaZulu-Natal and former Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology

Statement of condolences by Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP Founder and President Emeritus of the Inkatha Freedom Party The IFP is deeply saddened by the passing this morning of our former Minister and Premier, Dr Ben Ngubane. On behalf of our President the Hon. Mr Velenkosini Hlabisa MPL and the entire IFP, we extend our condolences […]

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Lockdown Extension Regrettable but Necessary

Hon. Velenkosini Hlabisa, MPL President of the IFP The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has taken note of yet another lockdown extension as government continues to struggle to get a grip on its Covid-19 response. We understand the rationale to remain at adjusted Lockdown Alert Level 4 for a further two weeks – based on the […]

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IFP National Spokesperson’s Leave Extended

Issued by Ms Liezl van der Merwe, MP IFP Director of Communications On doctor’s instructions, the medical leave of IFP National Spokesperson and SCOPA Chairperson, Mkhuleko Hlengwa, MP, has been extended until further notice. For all media enquiries, please contact Ms Megan Dick via WhatsApp on 082 432 1335.  

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