National Democratic Convention (South Africa)
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|Leader||Rev. Hawu Mbatha|
|Headquarters||1615 Commercial City, 40 Commercial Road, Durban|
|Youth wing||National Democratic Youth Convention|
|Women's wing||National Democratic Youth Convention|
|Colours||Green, Black and White|
The National Democratic Convention (Nadeco) is a South African political party formed in August 2005 via floor crossing legislation by Ziba Jiyane, the former Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) chairperson.
In September 2005 the provincial African Christian Democratic Party leader and MP Reverend Hawu Mbatha joined Nadeco. Ziba Jiyane left the IFP after a public feud with IFP President Mangosuthu Buthelezi over the direction of the IFP. Jiyane claimed that the IFP was not adequately democratic. Jiyane was suspended by the IFP leadership and resigned, forming Nadeco.
In August 2006, however, Jiyane was suspended by the party for misconduct. After a protracted legal dispute with Mbatha, he formally split from the party in December 2007 and retired temporarily from politics, later forming the South African Democratic Congress in 2008.
Nadeco lost all of its national and provincial seats in the 2009 general election. The party currently retains a diminished presence with 1 elected seat at the municipal level, in Alfred Duma Local Municipality.
- Quintal, Angela (2008-04-04). "Nadeco penalised for failing to account". Pretoria News. p. 2. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
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