Buthelezi the reason IFP has no chance at winning KZN – expert

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- citizen.co.za | 2 months ago

While the Inkatha Freedom Party is confident it will wrest power from the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal, a political expert believes even with former president Jacob Zuma no longer being a big political player in the province, the party has no chance.

KwaZulu-Natal-based analyst Xolani Dube said voters who moved to the ANC when Zuma was elected ANC president in 2007, and had voted for the ANC in 2009 for his “Zulu-ness”, were unlikely to return to the IFP. Such voters had thrown their weight behind the ANC on a tribal basis because they wanted to protect Zulu nationalism, and they saw Zuma as representing tribal interests.

The IFP leader, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, launched the party’s manifesto at Chatsworth in Durban yesterday, with land central to the party’s election promises.

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