ACDP lashes out at Buthelezi

The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday rejected the call by Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi for a firmer grip on the leverage of power in the province.

“The polarisation of KwaZulu-Natal politics into two camps is a distressing and harmful development,” said ACDP provincial chairperson Wayne Thring.

At a rally near Empangeni on Saturday, Buthelezi said, referring to delivery by the IFP provincial government: “What we have done thus far is nothing but a small portion of what we can do when the IFP has a much firmer grip on the leverage of power within this province.”

Thring remarked: “The ACDP denies that a ‘winner takes all’ outcome to the election will benefit the people of KwaZulu-Natal. If you have a winner, then you also have losers, and the future of the province is too important to play power games.”

He also said the ACDP believed that it was time for all political parties to come to the realisation that only a cooperative and inclusive government can truly serve all of the people.

“The ACDP commits itself to seeking such a solution for KwaZulu-Natal, both now and in the future.”—Sapa

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