Durban - Even though Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi was relinquishing his position as the long serving IFP president, the party should unite and increase its support in preparation for future elections, said party national chairperson Blessed Gwala on Saturday.
Delivering his remarks as the IFP delegates kicked off their elective conference in which Buthelezi is to be replaced by outgoing secretary-general Velenkosini Hlabisa, Gwala said the IFP should emerge from the conference stronger in preparation for the next elections.
“This conference must unite us and rejuvenate us so that we are able to increase more IFP support in preparation for the 2021 Local Government Elections and 2024 General Elections.
“This will ensure the IFP emerges victorious during the elections,” said Gwala.
Gwala said the final sitting of the conference after it had been postponed several times due to problems with branches had proven that sceptics, who speculated that it would either not sit or would collapse, were wrong.