The former Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosutho Buthelezi says South Africa is in crisis because of the current violence in which foreign nationals and their businesses are being targeted with some shops being burnt and looted.
One person has reportedly been stabbed in the Johannesburg inner city where chaos has erupted.
The outgoing Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) delegates, attending the party’s national elective conference in uLundi, northern KwaZulu-Natal, say the news of the party leader stepping down has left them emotional.
The largest by-election window since the 2016 Local Government Elections is taking place across South Africa on Wednesday, according to the Independent Electoral Commission.
With the elections done and dusted, questions have been raised about the IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s future. But the 90-year-old has no plans to quit.