11 August 2013
The IFP has responded to the news that three
of its ward councillors from Nongoma defected to the ANC today,
by saying that it is no loss and no surprise either.
"Since its inception in 1975, the IFP has
suffered many instances of deceit and betrayal but we are still
here. And we are stronger than ever," said Albert Mncwango, the
IFP's Deputy National Chairperson and MP from Nongoma.
The three ward councillors from the IFP that
left for the ANC join a long list of individuals who have, in
the pursuit of greed and power, placed their personal interests
ahead of the IFP's collective interest and well-being.
"We are reminded of the antics of power-hungry
individuals such as Mr Ziba Jiyane and Mrs Magwaza-Msibi who now
find themselves in the political wilderness. We have no doubt
that these three ward councillors will realise the error of
their ways and return to the IFP in due course," said Mncwango.
Mncwango, who is welcoming former members of
the ANC to the IFP today, said the IFP is on an upward
"As one of the major political players in
KwaZulu Natal and South Africa at large, the IFP 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," said Mncwango.
The IFP has its focus firmly set on regaining
control of the province of KwaZulu Natal, while making inroads
into areas where we did not wield power before.
"Today's development therefore is no setback
to the plans we have in place to ensure that the IFP defies its
critics and delivers a strong showing in the upcoming elections,"
Contact: Mr Albert Mncwango MP, 083 448 4896.