Ahead of the 8 May National Elections you would do well to acquaint yourself with the Political Parties registered on the National level for the elections.
Today we introduce you to: National Freedom Party
The National Freedom Party (NFP) is easily one of the more mysterious South African political parties, because for some time it has been unclear who’s running it. Its ostensible president is Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, one of just three female party leaders in the country. But kaMagwaza-Msibi has been virtually invisible in public since falling ill in 2014, despite still holding the title of Deputy Minister of Science and Technology. The NFP was founded as a breakaway faction of the IFP and performed relatively strongly in the 2014 elections, winning six parliamentary seats. Since then, kaMagwaza-Msibi’s ill health and internal fighting have weakened the party. Its 2019 manifesto has not been published on its website. Unusually for this climate, however, the NFP has come out strongly against xenophobia.
Our vision is to promote, secure and motivate a society that is not only politicallly emancipated but also to ensure that, through empowerment and meaningful service delivery, substantive economic emancipation is achieved.
To embrace and defend the core values of integrity, respect, justice, solidarity and self discipline within the party. We are a political party established early in 2011, first announced in Durban City Hall on the 25th January 2011 and launched officially on the 12th February 2011 in Durban at Curriesfountain Sports Complex.
The National Freedom Party is committed to practical improvement to the lives of our fellow countrymen of all levels and believe that this can only be achieved by working hard, honesty and practice of good governance. We humbly submit and are sure many of you out there would agree that South Africa needs NFP more than ever before. We understand that some of you probably value this organization as much as we do and feel just as passionate about it or perhaps even more so. The National Freedom Party being the youngest political party has become an effective political home for many South Africans across the country.
In all our endeavors to serve our communities, we would like to ensure that the overwhelming and warm reception that this party has and is enjoying and the hope that it brings is recorded and kept alive. We owe it to our generations to make this country a better place to live in.
This information is gathered from the IEC and the above party website or publicly available documents.
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