South Africa

National Freedom Party President Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi has accepted the resignation of two senior leaders.

National Chairperson Maliyakhe Shelembe and former Secretary-General Prof Nhlanhla Khubisa tendered their resignation from the party on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

“Their resignations were not surprising as the NWC of our party held a meeting on Saturday afternoon‚ which ran until very late where they deliberated extensively on various issues affecting the NFP which had brought our party into disrepute‚ including the non-compliance to the IEC processes resulting in a court case currently before the Electoral Court‚” kaMagwaza-Msibi said.

She added: “I wish them well in their future endeavours and at the same time I urge our members and supporters not to panic and not do anything that could jeopardise our party in any way.”

The NFP leader maintained that her party “is stable and will come out of this situation even more stronger than before”.

“I also want to emphasise that the NFP is not a two-men party and it is for this reason that I call upon our members and supporters to unite even more so that we can contest the forthcoming elections vigorously‚ as they are the embodiment of our strength” said kaMagwaza-Msibi.