of parties at the opposite end of the political spectrum – the Economic Freedom
Fighters (EFF) and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) – were both on the campaign
trail in Pietermaritzburg today, April 17.
IFP launched its KwaZulu Natal manifesto at the Winston Churchill theatre, with
party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi and the party’s candidate for premier, VF
told the crowd that for the past 10 years the leading party did not govern well.
“The capital city of KwaZulu Natal is placed under administration for the
second time because they have failed,” said Buthelezi. He concluded by saying
there is no need to vote for corruption.
the EFF’s Julius Malema was at the Pietermaritzburg taxi rank where he
addressed a crowd, before moving to the Umngeni Municipality where he led a
service delivery march.
told the crown that the demands of the people are genuine, “They want land,
water, reliable electricity and jobs.” Malema also claimed that municipal
employees had slept their way into jobs. (Umgungundlovu FM – edited by Siya