IFP, NFP tension spills over to Gauteng

Tensions between the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and its breakaway party, the National Freedom Party (NFP), seems to have spilled over to Gauteng.

Provincial NFP chairperson Bheki Gumbi claims their supporters were barred from holding a memorial service for one of the members at the Nancefield hostel community hall in Soweto.

He says an IFP member who had the keys to the hall refused to open for them forcing them to hold the memorial service in the open.

“After 21 years of democracy and freedom, we have people who don’t allow other political parties to freely do their activities in the area perceived as their stronghold. I know they decided to do that because they feel that the NFP is becoming stronger and stronger in that ward,” says the one member.

The IFP’s Alco Ngobese says the NFP should have made prior arrangements in order to get the key to the hall.



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