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Buthelezi says culture of corruption has created disrespect for rule of law

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi unveiled the 44-year-old organisation’s elections manifesto at the Chatsworth Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Inkatha Freedom Party launched its 2019 election manifesto in Chatsworth on 10 March. Picture: Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN.

CHATSWORTH – Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says unlike the African National Congress (ANC), which has been exposed as being corrupt at the core, his party has an excellent track record in managing resources to maximize development and growth.

Buthelezi unveiled the 44-year-old organisation’s elections manifesto at the Chatsworth Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Buthelezi says the present culture of corruption has created disrespect for the rule of law.

He said when his party administered the KwaZulu-Natal government, not a single member from the IFP was implicated in any scandals.

“Never once in 19 was a single allegation of corruption levelled against my administration in KwaZulu-Natal. The same honest leadership characterised the IFP after 1994.”

Buthelezi says instead of service delivery looting has become rampant.

“In front of our eyes, people at all levels of government are alleged to have been involved in the looting at VBS Bank.”

The leader of the fourth biggest opposition says South Africa needs to get back to integrity and values.

GALLERY: IFP launches its’ 2019 election manifesto

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE

Buthelezi says South Africa still faces numerous problems, many years after the end of apartheid, and needs to see social and economic justice.

Hundreds of supports have gathered in Chatsworth on Sunday for the party's manifesto launch.

Buthelezi says there can no longer be crisis management.

“South Africa deserves more than crisis management we deserve leadership that takes us from where we are now to where we all want to be.”

He also announced the IFP’s KZN premier candidate.

“I’m pleased to announce that all our structures have nominated Velenkosini Hlabisa as our premier candidate for KwaZulu-Natal.”

He says the country was damaged under the Zuma regime.

“The system of government is not working in this country. If it was working we wouldn’t have settled, for nine years, for a failing leadership... to the point where the state became captured.”