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IFP: Statement by Musa Zondi, Inkatha Freedom Party secretary-general, on the resignation of the treasurer-general (12/10/2010)

13th October 2010

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IFP Secretary-General, Rev Musa Zondi, today announced that the IFP
Treasurer-General, Mr Alex Hamilton, yesterday tendered his resignation as
the IFP's Treasurer-General and has appointed Mr Narend Singh in his place.

Rev Zondi said, "The IFP's longstanding Treasurer-General, Mr Alex Hamilton,
yesterday tendered his resignation at the Party's weekly National Executive
Committee meeting stating that he felt that after eleven and a half years it
was time for a new approach in the important post of Treasurer-General of
the Party with the forthcoming local government elections looming and by
resigning at this stage will give the new Treasurer-General ample time to
orientate himself."

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"Mr Hamilton joined the IFP in 1992 and in his own words yesterday said that
'he joined the Party because of the principles, leadership and the
outstanding contribution of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi towards liberation
in 1994 which in his view wouldn't have been an easy transition without
Prince Buthelezi whom he met at the age of 27 and has remained a mentor in
his life'," Rev Zondi said.

Rev Zondi continued, "Mr Hamilton went on to say that he, 'found the last
eleven and a half years an exciting and challenging period in his life and
that there would never be another political home for him and his commitment
remains steadfast and his resignation as Treasurer-General does not affect
his membership and continued support for the IFP and its leadership and he
wishes his friend Mr Singh every success in the challenges of his new post'."

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Rev Zondi said, "Mr Hamilton in his post as Treasurer-General has ensured a
solid financial base for the IFP to continue operating administratively and
politically in tough financial circumstances where financial support and
funding for opposition political parties has dwindled. He and his team had
also ensured that we have the means to fight five past elections and bring
our message across to voters and his contribution will be sorely missed."

"Mr Narend Singh takes over as of the 1st November 2010 and there will be a
handover process to prepare Mr Singh for the challenging task ahead. We
also wish Mr Singh well in the new challenges of his position," Rev Zondi
concluded.

 

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