IFP members and public representatives Albert Mncwango MP and Mntomuhle Khawula MPL have responded to the nominations from the Zululand District, ahead of the party's upcoming elective conference.
"I feel privileged to have been nominated by the IFP National Council for the position of the party's Deputy National Chairperson ahead of its upcoming elective conference. I also note with great concern the reports that some structures of the party, most notably the Zululand District, have rejected this nomination and nominated me instead for the position of Secretary-General," said Mncwango.
"I wish to place on record that I have never at any time been consulted by anybody on this issue. I have likewise never solicited anybody's support within the party for such a nomination and I distance myself resolutely from any nomination process that runs parallel to the nomination process conducted by the IFP National Council of which I am a member," said Mncwango.
Speaking on his nomination by the Zululand District for the position of Deputy Secretary-General, ahead of the IFP's elective conference, Khawula said, "It comes as a surprise to me since I have never been consulted by this structure, or any other party structure, regarding this matter. I reject such a nomination outright while I fully support the nominations for the top leadership positions that emerged from the IFP's National Council."