The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) will be contesting seat in the National and Provincial elections.
In the Provincial elections they will be fielding candidates for Gauteng, Western Cape, North West, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and the Free State.
The Party was formed in 1975 by Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi, who leads the party to this day at the age of 90.
The party 2019 election manifesto:
The President’s speech:
The IFP reportedly received just more than 2-million votes in the 1994 national elections, which equated to 43 seats in Parliament. However, the IFP’s representation at national level has decreased with every election, and in 2014 the party managed to win 10 seats in Parliament through just more than 440 000 national votes.
The party has won seats in every provincial election in two provinces, Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng. But IFP support has also declined at provincial level. IFP seats in the KZN Provincial Legislature decreased from 41 in 1994 to 9 in 2014.
The party has significant support in rural areas in Kwazulu-Natal, which is reflected in its performance and representation at municipal level since 1996.