National Council Resolutions – 24-25 October 2009


ULUNDI : 24–25 October 2009


The IFP National Council met in Ulundi on 24–25 October 2009 and unanimously adopted the following RESOLUTION:

National Council:

  1. Convenes the Annual General Conference for April 23-25, 2010 to be a political and elective conference and to give guidance to the party in the firm belief that the IFP has an enduring unique, and viable mission in the consolidation of democracy in South Africa;
  2. Recognises its responsibility of ensuring that the true and genuine will of the IFP membership is expressed and reflected at the Annual General Conference and that no manipulation takes place of party structures, to which end it calls on the National Organiser to establish a process to ensure that all branches are re-established or membership verified, constituency and district structures are duly elected and delegates to the Annual General Conference are properly identified as the genuine representatives of their respective membership;
  3. Extends all IFP memberships to June 30 2010 and henceforth adopts a fiscal year in respect of party memberships to end on June 30 each year;
  4. Records that the National Chairperson Cllr VZ kaMagwaza-Msibi has indicated to the National Council that she will not be available to accept nomination for the position of President of the IFP either from the National Council or from the floor of the Conference and that Rev KM Zondi has repeatedly made statements to the same effect;
  5. Notes that on two previous occasions in 2004 and 2006 Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi indicated his intention to retire but remained in his leadership position at the unanimous insistence of the Annual General Conference
  6. Notes with concerns the ructions within the Party at a crucial juncture marked by the imminence of the 2011 local government elections;
  7. Urges Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi to continue to remain the unifying leader of the Party and to ensure a smooth and democratic succession transition when the time is ripe, and will appreciate his consideration of the matter;
  8. Supports the availability of the National Chairperson Cllr VZ kaMagwaza-Msibi for re-election should the party membership so desire;
  9. Calls both on National Chairperson Cllr VZ kaMagwaza-Msibi and Secretary General Rev KM Zondi to work actively to rally behind the President of the IFP and promote the unity of the Party at the constituency level.