NFP’s Khubisa, Shelembe retract resignations from party

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Two high-ranking officials, who resigned from National Freedom Party a few months ago, have retracted their resignations.

National Secretary General Professor Nhlanhla Khubisa and National Chairperson Maliyakhe Shelembe have resolved their issues with party leader Zanele KaMagwaza-Msibi.

They agreed to find common ground for the sake of reviving the embattled organisation.

Party leaders say the move is aimed at gearing up for the 2019 national elections.

The NFP suffered serious setbacks in 2014 after party leader KaMagwaza-Msibi fell ill.

This saw the party splitting into factions and losing supporters to other parties.

The party also failed to register for the 2016 local government elections.

NFP Secretary General Prof. Nhlanhla Khubisa had this to say upon the retraction of his resignation: “I want to commit myself having been given such a rare opportunity. I want to thank the wisdom of her excellency the president and you comrades who deemed it fit that we also come back and ensure that we also make that contribution that kind of offering to the party. I must commit myself our excellency, deputy president that here I am ready again to pick up the spear.”

The two leaders will retain their positions until the party holds a National Elective Conference before June 2018.