Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 15:16:49 -0200
From: "ANC Information" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: ANC Press Statements
ANC statement on IFP distortion of Tokyo's statement
Issued by the ANC Leadership in KwaZulu/Natal
7 November 1995
The two statements issued by Blessed Gwala and Ed Tillett of
the IFP concerning what they decide to call "Premier Tokyo Sexwale's
threat of invasion of KwaZulu/Natal" can only come from people who
have lost touch with all reality. The statements also reflect the
secessionist mind-set of the IFP leaders.
The IFP has all of a sudden forgotten that KwaZulu/Natal is an
integral part of South Africa. For Gwala to say, "Mr Sexwale's
threat, if implemented, would be in breach of KwaZulu/Natal's
territorial integrity and talk about "force of occupation", is to
say KZN has already seceded.
The leadership of the IFP must understand that KZN remains part
of South Africa and South Africans from other provinces do not need
passports and visas to come to the province. In the same way, Chief
Buthelezi did not need permission, visa or passport to go and
campaign for the IFP in Gauteng. For the IFP to claim that ANC
supporters from Gauteng will come and register themselves as people
residing in the province, betrays alarming ignorance about voter's
rolls. The ANC hopes that Chief Buthelezi when he campaigned for the
IFP in Gauteng, did not register himself as a resident of that
These statements reflect a deep embarassment on the part of the
IFP for having been reduced to a 0,6%. The IFP has been exposed as
an ethnic and regional party. The ANC promises to reduce the IFP to
one of the fringe parties on the extreme right even in
KwaZulu/Natal. The IFP is indeed on its death throes. It must die a
natural cause like all bantustan parties.
Issued by the ANC Leadership in KwaZulu/Natal.
Date: 7 November 1995.
Contact: Dumisani Makhaye - 082 551 9192