IFP leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi delivered his speech at the Chatsworth Stadium, south of Durban.
Hlengwa has reminded the youth that the IFP was involved in South Africa’s struggle for democracy.
“When we look back at those struggle credentials that will be thrown in our faces, as young people, as if the sole liberator is someone else and does not include us, you must remember the words of the former president when he said, ‘Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi is the liberation fighter in his own right.’ It was the IFP that canvassed for the release of Mandela and other prisoners,” says Mangosuthu.
Mangosuthu has called on congregants of the Hare Krishna Temple in Chatsworth, south of Durban, to pray for peaceful elections.
Buthelezi visited the temple before heading to the Chatsworth Stadium for the launch of the party’s 2019 election manifesto.
Buthelezi says the upcoming elections is a chance for voters to set things right.
Buthelezi has also raised concerns about the transparency of electoral processes in African countries. He is expected to address supporters in a short while.
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