File: The Inkatha Freedom Party expressed concern over the police's efforts to curb political violence in KwaZulu-Natal.
JOHANNESBURG - IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi is to step down as leader of the party at its next national conference.
He made the announcement at a special media briefing in Durban on Sunday afternoon.
Buthelezi founded the IFP in 1975 and is one of the longest-serving MPs in South Africa.
Former KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu recently claimed that Buthelezi contributed to political violence in KwaZulu-Natal.
Buthelezi says the violence has been driven by the ANC and insists the IFP is founded on non-violent principles.