IFP makes inroads into Limpopo

Chester Makana

Chester Makana

IFP chairman Zanele Magwaza-Msibi took her party's election campaign to virgin ground when she went to Limpopo at the weekend.

She was on a day's visit to the province, where she welcomed more than 900 members, mostly former ANC members who blamed the ANC for failing to address unemployment and poor service delivery.

The IFP members claimed they were intimidated by some members of the ANC in the village that they should not address people in their area.

Magwaza-Msibi congratulated interim leaders who, amid threats and intimidation, continued with recruiting members and were able to constitute a branch.

During her address Magwaza-Msibi said that if her party gained more seats in parliament, it would help to address poverty and Aids.

She said the IFP was for all those who supported its policies, not only for Zulus.

"We are on the road to victory, and we must win municipalities so that we will have a platform to create jobs," she said.

Though her party does not hold a seat in the current Limpopo legislature, the IFP expressed confidence that new members would make an impact on government.