Ahmed Munzoor Shaik Emam.
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The National Freedom Party’s (NFP) sole MP, Munzoor Shaik Emam, is butting heads with newly elected party president Irvin Barnes over its management, disputed positions, and the party’s external communications function, among other things.
The fresh tensions come a week before the party is supposed to send a delegation to a meeting with the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to convince it to lift the standing by-election ban it placed on the NFP because of perennial infighting.
Barnes was elected as president in December, but his election is being objected to by a faction that opposes the party’s elective national and provincial conferences that took place late last year.
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