NFP leader asked to intervene in party leadership challenges
Mon, 09 May 2016 12:53:00
The National Freedom Party (NFP) leadership in KwaZulu-Natal has requested party leader Zanele KaMagwaza-Msibi to intervene in their stalemate with the party’s national leadership.
The provincial and the national leadership have locked horns over who has powers to nominate party candidates for the upcoming municipal elections.
Earlier, the provincial leadership decided to go to the high court to request its intervention, but later put that idea on ice and requested KaMagwaza-Msibi to step in.
NFP KwaZulu-Natal chairperson, Vikizitha Mlotshwa, says they believe the party’s national leadership is interfering in its functions.
“The NEC is doing the PEC’s work. For example, the nomination of candidates, the establishment of branches, constituencies and districts. As the PEC, we believe that it is our duty that all the affairs of the province are done by the province. We [have] decided as the PEC that let’s request a judge to intervene. But after a lengthy discussion we have come to an agreement that we need to sit down … in order to come to a solution,” explains Mlotshwa.
– By SABC