Durban - After being on sick leave for almost a year, National Freedom Party leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi has, for the first time, voiced her disgust about the infighting threatening to tear her party apart.
KaMagwaza-Msibi, who is also deputy minister of science and technology, has been out of political life since she fell ill in November last year. Since then she has said little about her party or the current leadership problems.
KaMagwaza-Msibi has called for a meeting of the party’s national working committee to iron out the differences.
“I am willing to attend that meeting,” she said on Tuesday through a statement issued by her spokesman Canaan Mdletshe.
She was reacting to a decision by the party’s KwaZulu-Natal chairman, Vikizitha Mlotshwa, to expel 30 councillors from 21 municipalities. She said she had been embarrassed by the “dangerous and suicidal” squabble rocking the party.