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Buthelezi to lead IFP’s manifesto launch in KZN

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi will be the main speaker at his party’s national manifesto launch at Umlazi south of Durban on Sunday to its bid to reclaim 19 hung municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal.

The IFP lost support in the 2011 polls due to the formation of the NFP as a break-away party. Several councils in KwaZulu-Natal are now controlled by African National Congress (ANC) and National Freedom Party (NFP) coalitions.

The IFP’s Head of Election Campaign, Albert Mncwango says they hope to reclaim 19 hung municipalities in the province and that even the Ethekwini Metro could be in the balance.

“During the 2011 elections, the party was going through a disappointing phase where we were facing divisions that resulted in the formation of the NFP. ”

“Now in terms of our strategy we are targeting those 19 municipalities to actually win them over. We are also looking at being the king makers here in Durban Metro because by the look of things here in Durban metro it seemed that no outright winner will emerge here.”

Thousands of party supporters from across the country are expected to descend on the stadium.

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