Durban - Serial political party hopper Dr Ziba Jiyane will not be allowed to contest in the IFP’s presidential race as no one will be allowed to be nominated from the floor, said party spokesperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa.
Hlengwa spoke to Independent Media at the Ulundi Multipurpose Centre in Ulundi, Zululand, as thousands of delegates were registering for the elective conference that is scheduled to begin Saturday and end on Sunday.
The party had said its current secretary-general Velenkosini Hlabisa had been unanimously nominated by its structures to take over the reins.
Jiyane had repeatedly told the media that he was availing himself to contest in a bid to succeed outgoing long-serving IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi. He also raised suspicions that he might be blocked from attending the conference.
However, Hlengwa insisted that the IFP constitution does not allow Jiyane to contest.