Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) KwaZulu-Natal Premier Candidate, Velenkosini Hlabisa has blamed the ruling party for failing to ensure job creation.

He says instead of employment opportunities, people are being retrenched.

Hlabisa was addressing party members at Izingolweni, near Port Shepstone on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.

The IFP, like other political parties, has intensified its election campaign over the Easter weekend.

Hlabisa says once the party is voted into power, it will revive the agriculture sector. He says the IFP believes supporting emerging businesses will assist in fighting unemployment.