26 February 2013
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in KwaZulu
Natal has welcomed His Majesty, King Goodwill Zwelithini’s
address at the opening of the Provincial Legislature at the
Pietermaritzburg Royal Showgrounds today.
“We welcome His Majesty’s speech; he has
highlighted some vital issues that need a close scope when being
tackled. We applaud the King for his call for a Mining Dialogue,
it is vital that we have such an engagement since Mining plays
such an important role not only in our economy but in the
society as a whole,” said Honourable Blessed Gwala, Leader of
the Official Opposition and IFP National Chairperson.
The IFP also support His Majesty’s approach to
rural development. It is the IFP’s belief that Traditional
Leaders should be at the centre of any development in their
“We welcome the report back by the King on the
issue of Ingonyama Rural Development Forum, once again the
monarchy demonstrated the importance of accountability,” said
The IFP looks forward to working with the
King’s Forum in ensuring integrated rural development.
Leader of the Official Opposition and IFP National Chairperson
Honourable MB Gwala - 078 290 5842