Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
INFIGHTING and rivalry within the Inkatha Freedom Party forced the party to postpone its Zululand district elections at a tense conference in Ulundi on Saturday.
Rival camps of eDumbe municipality mayor Alsine Hlatshwayo, who was backed by the Friends of VZ KaMagwaza-Msibi, and Abaqulusi mayor George Dlamini, who was supported by delegates in favour of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, clashed.
"Hlatshwayo's body guard, Bheki Ntshangase, who was wearing a '100 percent VZ' T-shirt, started assaulting delegate Zamokuhle Dlamini, who was celebrating Dlamini's victory, and all hell broke loose. Delegates clashed, hurled insults at one another as members wanted to revenge Dlamini's assault," said a source.
IFP provincial secretary Bonginkosi Buthelezi could neither confirm nor deny the incident. "I have heard the rumours from the people who were there but I have not received an official report on what exactly happened. At the moment, I still regard it as rumours until such time that one gets an official report."