The party this week invited media houses to a detailed presentation of its election manifesto, titled “Giving power back to the people”, and also called for another referendum, on a gun-free society.
NFP MP Sheik Emam Manzoor said the party wanted to a referendum on the death penalty for violent crimes including murder and sexual crimes against women, children, the elderly and people with disabilities.
“We want to appoint special child commissioners in all the courts and ensure that a specialist is appointed to assist women in courts and police stations when they come to open abuse cases. Severe punishment should be imposed on those found guilty,” Manzoor said.
The NFP is returning to the ballot after failing to participate in the 2016 local government elections due to lack of finances and has sent a list of 56 national candidates to the Electoral Commission while in KwaZulu-Natal, it sent 21 candidates for the provincial list.