The IFP Youth Brigade at all levels -
Branch, Constituency, District, Provincial and National -
denounces with contempt utterances made by the IFP National
Chairperson, Dr Ziba Jiyane, at an unauthorised Youth Brigade
rally at Umlazi, Durban on Saturday, 23rd July 2005.
The IFP Youth Brigade is appalled that for
the last year in which Dr Jiyane has occupied the office of
National Chairperson of the Party he has not once presented his
views on the question of leadership or reform in the Party, and
has not engaged any constitutional structure of the IFP on any
proposals in this regard.
The IFP Youth Brigade therefore finds it
ludicrous for Dr Jiyane to now pronounce to the whole world that
a dictator is leading the IFP - using a few misguided Youth as
The IFP Youth Brigade will continue to
entrench the long-held culture of organisational discipline and
we will crush this defiance campaign that has emerged over the
past few days.
We will continue to observe our
constitution and continue to work in a democratic way. We will
continue to support the tried and tested leadership of Prince
Mangosuthu Buthelezi over the antics of political opportunism.
We will continue to drive the programme of
renewal and regeneration within the IFP under the visionary
leadership of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi. We will not tolerate
nor allow political opportunists, masquerading as
"reformists", to speak on behalf of the Youth Brigade
to the destruction of the IFP.
In closing, we would like to remind Dr
Ziba Jiyane, that the very same Conference, which voted him as
National Chairperson also elected Rev. Musa Zondi as
Secretary-General and Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi as President.
The inference that our leadership is dictatorial does not give
credence to the electoral process which elected Dr Jiyane
Mr Thulaziswe Buthelezi
IFPYB National Chairperson
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