MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY

 


Christmas Message by Mangosuthu Buthelezi

December 23, 2005

IFP CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR MESSAGE

IFP President Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP extends a message of goodwill and wishes the people of KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2006.

Prince Buthelezi said:

"I send my warmest greetings to everyone celebrating Christmas in our beautiful province and country. "Christmas is a time when we gather with family and friends. It is a time for giving. It is a time to remind ourselves of the profundity of the religion that gave us Christmas. The true spirit of Christmas reflects a devotion to others, helping those in need, giving hope and spreading peace.

"Christmas is therefore a time to remind ourselves that service to others is central to our lives. Service to others means nothing less than selflessness and sacrifice. Let us have these timeless values guide us and inspire us to lead lives of compassion.

"I and everyone in the IFP extend our heartfelt message of goodwill and wish all the people of KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2006. Together let us tackle the challenges of 2006 with all the determination and vigour we can muster."