MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP NEC Response to the Resignations of MPLs

10 June 2013    

  

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the IFP has taken note of claims made by one of its former members, Mr Roman Liptak, in the media yesterday.

 

While the claims are so erroneous and baseless that they should not even be entertained, we wish to set the record straight.

 

The IFP, as one of the major political players in KwaZulu Natal and South Africa, is gearing-up for the watershed 2014 national and provincial elections.

 

We have won a number of by-elections, increasing our support base in many areas, while taking many wards from the NFP and the ANC, most notably in Mpumalanga and President Zuma's home base of Nkandla.

 

We have our focus firmly set on regaining control of the province of KwaZulu Natal, while making inroads into areas where we did not yield power before.

 

We have begun a process of asking those who do not share this vision to step aside. We have also requested those who are no longer able, or willing, to work for the IFP, for whatever reason, to retire. Hence, the resignations that have followed.

 

Mr Liptak's claim that he resigned from the IFP because we are a bunch of fossils is laughable to say the least. When he was requested to step aside, on the grounds outlined above, he refused to do so.

 

Furthermore, his claim that we do not look after the most vulnerable is unfounded. His love for overseas trips and the MPL salary he drew far outweighed any concern he might have had for the Party or our marginalised constituency.

 

We are assembling our A-team to take on the 2014 election. Those who don't make the cut will naturally feel aggrieved, which is understandable.

 

MS SIBONGILE NKOMO MP

IFP SECRETARY-GENERAL

ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE NEC

 
Contact: Ms SJ Nkomo MP on 076 553 1240 or Mr Joshua Mazibuko MPL on 083 992 6135