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IFP celebrates Human Rights Day

On March 21, 24 years ago, South Africans stood as equals at the ballot box. For the majority, it was the first time they could cast their votes, said Mr Hlabisa.

To celebrate Human Rights Day, the IFP held a rally at Mantiyaneni Sportsfield in Umzumbe.

Thousands of supporters were addressed by the party’s secretary-general, Velenkosini Hlabisa.

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On March 21, 24 years ago, South Africans stood as equals at the ballot box. For the majority, it was the first time they could cast their votes, said Mr Hlabisa.

“For the first time in history, we were all able to choose our preferred leaders.”

He encouraged supporters to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming election.

“We are not entirely free. The current government is still failing to address many issues, including high unemployment and violence against women and children.”

IFP supporters gather at the Mantiyaneni Sportsfield in Umzumbe for a pre-election rally.

Mr Hlabisa urged the party’s supporters to step up and use the strategy used in 1994 to fight for their future.

“Getting involved means speaking up, joining in, and creating change by voting.”

Mr Hlabisa added the IFP was ‘a party of builders wanting to see the country go forward’.

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