MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY

 


IFP DOES NOT REGRET DEPARTURE OF FOUR CROSSTITUTES

September 6, 2005

The IFP today announced that four of its Members of Parliament have crossed the floor to join other political parties.

The National Spokesperson of the IFP, the Rev Musa Zondi today said Gavin Woods, Vincent Ngema, and Christopher Ngiba have left the IFP to join the National Democratic Convention (Nadeco) and Len Joubert, the Democratic Alliance (DA).

Rev Zondi said, "The IFP does not regret the departure of these four crosstitutes as they were not leaders of substance rooted in any significant constituencies within the IFP. Their departure will not leave a void within the IFP as all of them had increasingly become lethargic in the performance of their parliamentary duties."

Rev Zondi said that the only concern the IFP have is the theft of its democratically earned seats which this immoral floor-crossing legislation makes possible.

He said, "The IFP is not going to be weakened by the departure of these crosstitutes, as it has emerged from the recent Annual General Conference even with a stronger resolve to resist all onslaughts directed against it, and to grow from strength to strength."

He called upon loyal members of the IFP to remain steadfast in its support of the Party, and to isolate them and to make the life of these sell-outs difficult on the ground.

Contact:
Rev Musa Zondi
083 440 5966