"Despite our grave reservations about the way
KwaZulu-Natal constitution has been rushed through the Provincial
Parliament, we have submitted our draft along with all other political
parties for consideration by the ad hoc constitutional committee."
"We have, however, requested to postpone our
presentation of this draft to the people of KwaZulu-Natal in order to
allow for a rewarding public debate, not a bogus one as intended by the
"The IFP will fight strenuously to resist the
many attempts by the ruling party to curtail the role of the public in
the constitution-drafting process by making it merely symbolic, or,
indeed, a mockery."
"We therefore call on the people of the
province to read, ponder and comment on our draft constitution. Remember
it is your constitution and we invite you to mould it with us. It is now
time for the people to speak and for politicians to listen."
"The IFP is determined to negotiate for the
people of KwaZulu-Natal the best constitution possible. This process can
only be accomplished in a climate of total openness and uninhibited
"The IFP promotes such a climate above all
else. We urge the public to support our struggle for transparency, for a
fully-fledged public debate and, in the end, for an inclusive
constitution for KwaZulu-Natal."