2011 IFPYB National Elective Conference
Fraternal Greetings
by Ntuthuko Majozi SADESMO President

Mandleni / Matleng:  12 March 2011

The struggle to defend the IFP from any form of opportunism continues.  The battle for the survival of the IFP continues. To believe this war ended when the disgruntled group of IFP members decided to leave and form their No Future Party is tantamount to selling the soul of the IFP. SADESMO remains committed to the course of the Party and shall continue defending the Party at all costs even if it means putting our lives at risk.


Over the past two years, the IFPYB has found itself embodied in a messy predicament, when its calls for change and transformation were opportunistically hijacked by the then disgruntled and power hungry members of the Party, which resulted to the birth of a splinter party.  It is for this reason that SADESMO calls for all IFPYB members to participate fully in this conference and make right what went wrong and chart a way forward.


It is imperative, crucial and indispensable that as young people we learn from our mistakes and use them as terms of reference in ensuring that we do not repeat the same blunder again. As the affiliate of the IFPYB, SADESMO unambiguously and unequivocally called for the utilization of Party structures to discuss the issues of the Party from the beginning of the ructions till now. One can only hope that delegates will utilize this relevant platform during discussions.


We also wish to extend our wishes and gratitude to the outgoing NEC under the leadership of Cde Pat Lebenya-Ntanzi, who has led the IFPYB with exemplary leadership and diligence, particularly during the recent turmoil. The IFPYB is still standing firm today because of comrades like Nhlanhla Hadebe, Mkhuleko Hlengwa, Jabulani Sibiya, Ayanda Khuboni, Nokuphila Zulu, Sbusiso Phakathi, Xolani Ngwezi and many others who endure all sorts of insults for the course of the Party. We thank you comrades for standing the storms and swimming against the tide.


I call upon all delegates to behave properly during the conference and participate fully in all the deliberations and most importantly, to elect a leadership collective that will take the IFPYB to greater heights and stand for the party through thick and thin even if it mean swimming against the tide. We are pleased and honoured by the opportunity that will be afforded to us to lead the Education Group Discussion at this conference. This will allow us to align our policy positions with those of the IFPYB.


In closing, I wish to assure this conference that SADESMO remains the affiliate of the IFPYB and that will never be changed. We have defeated the rebels who wanted to hijack SADESMO in order to advance their dirty agendas and the formation of a new student's organization was a sign of defeat. Our duty now, with the aid the IFPYB, is to rebuild our branches and deal accordingly with those who violate our constitution as did against hooligans like Andile Biyela.


Let us rise up and point direction as the youth. We are the first line of defence for the Party. Let us continue defending the IFP without any expectations of gain. Let us bring light to the lost generation.  Let us do everything possible to lead the IFP Campaign in the up-coming local government elections.




Contact: Ntuthuko Majozi, 073 204 1493.