Durban - Former IFP national chairperson Ziba Jiyane has admitted that he has rejoined the party he left unceremoniously more than a decade ago after a fallout with its president Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
He said his intention of rejoining was to run for the party’s presidential position. But he accused senior party leaders of resisting his comeback to his political home to contest the presidential post.
Jiyane, who has been described as a serial party hopper in political circles, said if elected he would install the culture of internal democracy in the IFP.
When asked if he would contest to replace Buthelezi, he said “yes”.
“It is in the interests of the country for the IFP to be democratic, because all parties must be democratic if they are going to participate in our democratic order.