In recent days a discussion document,
prepared by me for internal debate within the Inkatha Freedom
Party, has somehow found its way into the hands of the media.
I would like to express my regret at this
invasion of privacy of a political party, particularly when it
concerns matters of an internal nature.
Worse still, I am shocked at how the
document has been represented by some members of the media
corps. While the paper considers a range of problems in the
Party (from my perspective), the main thrust of the paper
proposes discussions around possible ways in which the party
could re-emerge as a stronger and more influential political
player in our multi-party democracy. The paper was intended to
Certain media reports have cherry-picked
the paper's more dramatic observations, particularly those which
have been - wrongly - interpreted to blame the President of the
IFP for problems in the party. This is a contrived and
inaccurate representation of the paper and its key arguments.