Monday, April 26, 2004

Is the NNP set to disband? News24 reports on rumours that, 'the party's possible disbanding is being investigated at the highest level.'

Apparently one of the bones of contention is that all of the NNP parliamentary seats (7 in total) have gone to party members from the Western Cape. This is very much the type of problem that one would expect from a party whose support has declined so precipitously. With so few seats to go around it was inevitable that there would be squabbling. And van Schalkwyk appears to have fanned the flames by his injudicious allocation of seats.

My guess is that the party will soldier on until the floor crossing season gets underway later this year at which point the remaining MPs will defect and the party will be wound up.

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