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Many people seemed surprised by the barbaric behaviour of IFP members marching against the renaming of Mangosuthu Highway by the Ethekwini municipality.
But we in KwaZulu-Natal were not shocked because it has became the norm for the IFP to make its point through violence.
Since the apartheid days the party has always used violence rather than intellect to get people to agree.
This "peaceful" march turned violent because it was another anarchic demonstration and the IFP refuses to accept that it has become irrelevant and must close shop.
Unfortunately the culture of intimidation and violence has been transferred to the IFP youth. Who can forget the violent demonstrations led by the IFP student body Sadesmo at the University of Zululand in 2005, which led to the university's closure when the vice chancellor's office was vandalised?
Recently, again, the vandalism at the Mangosuthu University of Technology led to the institution being closed.
This anarchic behaviour of the IFP must be seen for what it is - using violence as a strategy to mobilise for next year's general elections.
So instead of lambasting the ANCYL's Julius Malema for allegedly threatening peace and stability in the country, people must call for an end to the violence unleashed by IFP supporters.
ANCYL Westville Branch