IFP in Durban to lay complaint against NFP over alleged attack
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 19:03:05
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in KwaZulu-Natal says it has laid a complaint with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) after its members were allegedly attacked by National Freedom Party (NFP) supporters.
Tensions between the two rival parties are high. The NFP accused the IFP of being behind a plot to sabotage it. This comes after it was disqualified from participating in the local government elections.
The two parties are at loggerheads. The IFP says its members in Bergville and Mtshezi in the KZN midlands have been attacked.
While in Nongoma, north of the province, a store belonging to a prominent IFP supporter was vandalised.
The party accuses NFP supporters of being responsible for these incidents.
It also believes the NFP has contravened the Electoral Code of Conduct and has lodged complaints with the commission.
The NFP has denied all the accusations, cases have also been opened with the police.
The African National Congress (ANC) has condemned the continued violence in the province. The party has warned that it won’t hesitate to take action against its members if they are found to be involved.
On Friday, the IEC will meet the political parties and security agencies in Durban.
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