EFF urges IFP against using violence to settle political scores

EFF urges IFP against using violence to settle political scores

In KwaZulu-Natal, the EFF has been informed of assassination plans against its secretary-general Marshall Dlamini amid coalition disputes with the IFP.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the party revealed that it has received a police briefing warning that senior IFP leaders are aiming for Dlamini’s head.

Sinawo Thambo, a representative for the EFF, stated that “reliable intelligence reports” indicate that IFP officials believe Dlamini is exclusively responsible for the party’s decision to initiate motions of no confidence against IFP mayors in various municipalities across the province.

According to Thambo, the EFF respects the IFP’s decision not to support the creation of EFF governments in various municipalities in the province, and as a result, it has decided to remove its governments wherever the IFP had previously supported them.

Thambo warns that the EFF would not turn a blind eye to the alleged conspiracies to assassinate Dlamini since settling political scores by violence has become a norm inside the IFP, stating that the red berets hold these plots in “disdain.”

The province of KwaZulu-Natal has been characterized by numerous political assassinations for a very long period, a practice that the EFF has never been associated with and has condemned since our founding 10 years ago, he said.

“The EFF is adamantly opposed to the use of violence and assassinations to resolve political disputes. We as the EFF shall do everything in our power and within our means to defend our secretary-general from agent provocateurs and apartheid agents whose only means of survival are violence or threats of violence.

The EFF also encouraged the police to investigate, regardless of their seniority, the IFP leaders who are allegedly behind the assassination plans.

“We urge on the IFP, its leaders, and its members to renounce the use of violence to settle political disputes.

“South Africa is entering an era in which political parties may occasionally disagree on how governments are formed at the municipal, provincial, and national levels, and violence cannot and should not be used for narrow and self-serving political ends.

“We urge all EFF ground forces, regional, provincial, and national leaders to never retreat or capitulate, regardless of provocation or threat.

The fact that there are threats against our leaders is evidence that the EFF is a formidable force that will seize power through democratic, decisive, and peaceful elections unless the space for democratic engagement is closed off.

The phone of the party’s national spokesperson, Mkhuleko Hlengwa, rang unanswered despite repeated attempts by Sunday World to obtain a statement from the IFP.

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