National Freedom Party

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National Freedom Party
LeaderZanele kaMagwaza-Msibi
Deputy LeaderAlex Kekana
Founded25 January 2011 (2011-01-25)
IdeologySocial democracy
Egalitarianism
Colours     Orange      Green
National Assembly seats
2 / 400
NCOP seats
1 / 90
Provincial Legislatures
1 / 430
Website
http://www.nfp.org.za/

The National Freedom Party (NFP) is a South African political party. It was launched on 25 January 2011 by Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, former chairperson of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), along with other former IFP members.[1]

Election results[edit]

In the 2011 municipal election, the NFP received 2.4% of the votes cast in South Africa,[2] and 10.4% of the votes cast in KwaZulu-Natal province.[3] It won a majority of seats in the eDumbe Local Municipality and a plurality in Nongoma Local Municipality. Following the 2014 South African general election, the NFP's Veronica Zanele Msibi was appointed to the position of Deputy Minister of Science and Technology.[4] The party was disqualified from participating in the 2016 municipal election as it had failed to pay the election fee to the Independent Electoral Commission.[5]

National elections[edit]

Election Total votes Share of vote Seats +/– Government
2014[6] 288,742 1.57%
6 / 400
in opposition
2019 61,220 0.35%
2 / 400
Decrease 4 in opposition

Provincial elections[edit]

Election[6][7] Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng Kwazulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North-West Northern Cape Western Cape
% Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats
2014 0.16% 0/63 0.11% 0/30 0.47% 0/73 7.31% 6/80 0.04% 0/49 0.75% 0/30 0.15% 0/33 0.03% 0/30 0.04% 0/42
2019 0.03% 0/63 0.03% 0/30 0.07% 0/73 1.57% 1/80 0.01% 0/49 0.12% 0/30 0.06% 0/33 0.04% 0/30 0.11% 0/42

Municipal elections[edit]

Election Votes %
2011 644,917 2.4%
2016[8] 5,224 0.01%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Magwaza-Msibi launches National Freedom Party". The New Age. Jan 26, 2011.
  2. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots: All Provinces" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots: KwaZulu-Natal" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Parliament of the Republic of South Africa - Parliament of South Africa".
  5. ^ Mthetwa, Bongani (21 July 2016). "NFP in last-ditch court bid to contest local government elections". Business Day Live. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  6. ^ a b "2014 National and Provincial Elections Results - 2014 National and Provincial Election Results". IEC. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Results Dashboard". www.elections.org.za. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  8. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots" (PDF). elections.org.za. Retrieved 11 August 2016.