The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has confirmed the death of its Youth Brigade National Chairperson Mthokozisi Nxumalo.

He died in a car crash in Nongoma, north of KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday night.

Nxumalo who was the party’s Deputy Chief Whip in Parliament was elected IFP Youth Brigade National Chairperson in July 2019 and appointed IFP Deputy Chief Whip in January 2021.

He also served on the portfolio committees for Public Works and Infrastructure, Higher Education, Science and Technology, and previously served on the Portfolio Committee for Mineral Resources and Energy.

The party has asked that the family be given some time and space to mourn Nxumalo’s death.