The leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi says the party plans to secure an increased number of votes in Limpopo.

Buthelezi addressed scores of supporters at Polokwane’s Jack Botes Hall, ahead of the May general and provincial elections. Members came from different parts of Limpopo, some as far as KwaZulu-Natal.

The supporters say they remain loyal to the IFP’s overall message and are hopeful of a strong IFP presence in the province:

“We are coming from KZN, we are coming to beef up the support for our leader Dr. Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the president of the IFP because today he is here to launch his manifesto with the people of Limpopo, what they stand for and what they speak when they say trust us to deliver. In all the municipalities they run, it is provable that they can deliver it is possible that they can be trusted.”

Buthelezi told the crowd that the country is on the brink of disaster. The party wants to tackle crime and eliminate corruption at municipal and national level.

“I’m excited to be in Polokwane having this conversation with you comrades, our country is massive and our people are diverse. I can tell you that wherever I go and whoever I speak to, I hear the same message. South Africans are very worried, we are worried that our country is headed for disaster,” says Buthelezi.

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