Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has called on party members to be vigilant against acts of electoral fraud. He was addressing the party’s closing rally in Ulundi in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

The party, which lost the status of official opposition in KwaZulu-Natal, is hoping to make a comeback and improve its support during this year’s polls.

Addressing party supporters, Buthelezi says IFP members and supporters must be on the alert.

“We know that our opponents are not averse to manipulating the outcome. It has happened before, all sorts of shenanigans like missing ballot papers, electoral fraud and intimidation. If you see anything that shouldn’t be happening report it to an Electoral Officer. Tell our party agents, go to police.”