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Meet the IFP's new President Velenkosini Hlabisa

Meet the IFP's new President Velenkosini Hlabisa

KWAZULU-NATAL – Velenkosini Hlabisa was elected as the new president of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP).

Hlabisa takes over from Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi who's been leading the party since inception in 1975.

Mangosuthu - who delivered his last political report as leader yesterday - called for greater dialogue on the protection of the most vulnerable in society has and cautioned against violence.

The new president - who was the IFP's secretary general until now - gave a brief acceptance speech several hours ago.

β€œThis evening was the ending of an era and the beginning of a new season.”

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)