Political analyst, Zakhele Ndlovu, says the new leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party will face various challenges, including growing the party into one that is popular among provinces other than KwaZulu-Natal.
Velenkosini Hlabisa is the new IFP president, taking over from the long-time leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
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.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi is expected to step down as the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader. The party’s secretary-general Velenkosini Hlabisa has been taunted as the next leader to take over the reigns.
The Inkhatha Freedom Party (IFP) will hold its 35th National Conference from the 23rd – 25th August 2019 in Ulundi, KwaZulu-Natal.