The United Democratic Movement (UDM) would like to congratulate the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) on its successful National Elective Congress held from the 23rd to the 25th of August, 2019. It is heartening that this National Elective Congress was able to elect a new leadership without any issues.
The UDM would like to also commend the retired Party President, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi for leading the Organisation for the past 44 years. He had to steady and steer the ship during hard times and the IFP became a force to be reckoned with under his leadership. His contribution to the politics of the Republic of South Africa, Africa and the world cannot be denied.
The UDM also wishes the newly elected IFP President, Mr Velenkosini Hlabisa, and his executive the warmest congratulations. The Party offers the IFP President most sincere wishes for a successful term as the leader of a political party that has played a pivotal role in shaping the politics of the Country.
We as an organisation take this opportunity to reaffirm our unequivocal commitment in strengthening democracy in our beloved country.
In conclusion, the UDM looks forward to a cordial working relationship with the IFP in advancing our common objective of building our country into a Winning Nation.