ULUNDI - Nkandla mayor Thamsanqa Ntuli has been elected as the IFPs KZN chairperson at the party's provincial conference held in Ulundi this weekend.
The IFP said it would not make any changes to its teams at the various spheres of government.
The elevation puts Ntuli in charge of all the structures of the party in KZN. Despite this, party spokesperson, Mkhuleko Hlengwa, said there was no need to change their KZN legislature team in order to give Ntuli a senior position equal to his status as the new provincial boss.
“There is no need for that redeployment as we fully believe in the team that was recently elected to office (KZN legislature)... Part of the conference resolution was that there should be a strong working relationship between the two structures (provincial leadership and the KZN legislature team),” Hlengwa told Independent Media when asked about possible changes after the elective conference.
Her added that it was not new in the party to have a chairperson who is not in the legislature of the province. The current IFP team in the legislature is led by Velenkosini Hlabisa, the party’s incoming president.