IFP ready to restore eThekwini to its former glory: Hlabisa

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Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Velenkosini Hlabisa says the party wants to restore the city of eThekwini to its former glory, calling it the country’s epicenter of tourism.

Hlabisa was addressing party volunteers and residents of KwaMakhutha in the south of Durban at a rally ahead of the IFP’s elections manifesto at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban tomorrow.

Hlabisa says the neglected and dilapidated state of the city has subjected it to what he has termed, junk status.

“Ethekwini has been the epicentre for tourism and people throughout South Africa used to love to come for holidays. There is no water there and no electricity, eThekwini is no longer the epicenter of tourism. It is filthy, the roads are damaged. EThekwini has become the epicenter of crime, the epicenter of drug dealers. This happens under the full watch of the government.”

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The IFP leader says the party will provide solutions to the country’s challenges of load shedding, unemployment, crime and a deteriorating economic state.

“Let us meet at Moses Mabhida Stadium, the IFP is not going to concentrate criticising the government that has already failed but will be representing solutions to the challenges of our country. We will present solutions for load shedding, crime, unemployment and corruption.”

“A strategy plan is how to revive the economy that will be able to create job opportunities so that the 41% of our youth who are sitting at home and  some of them my graduates can wake up one morning and go to work,” adds Hlabisa.