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Inkatha Freedom Party (South Africa)

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[Inkatha Freedom Party flag] image by Ole Andersen, 08 Jun 1999 See also:

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)


The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is Zulu-based and originated as a cultural organisation in KwaZulu.  The party flag comprises seven horizontal stripes of red/orche, white, black, green, yellow, white and red. There are two variants of this flag:
1) all stripes are equal in width; and
2) the red/orche and white stripes are one sixth of the width of the flag and the black, green and yellow stripes each one ninth the width of the flag. This is the design registered at the South African Bureau of Heraldry.
Correct proportions are 2:3 for both flags. The flag is a party political flag and is not the flag of the province or of the "Zulu people". T
The badge of the party is shown with the party colours (used in the flag) making up the letters IFP in the background.
Bruce Berry, 27 June 1996

Notice the middle three stripes are the same as the ANC indicating their earlier alliance!
Bruce Berry, 25 April 1996

2:3 is the official proportion although there are a number of variations (some home-made) which are seen which do not conform to this.
Bruce Berry, 08 Jun 1999

IFP flag with emblem


[IFP flag with logo] image by Rob Raeside, 05 Oct 2001

Please add the new emblem of the Inkatha Freedom Party in your page on Political Parties of South Africa.  It can be found at the Inkatha Freedom Party homepage.   The emblem is sometimes flown on the IFP flags you have shown on your website. The emblem is found in the middle of the flag.  At party rallies the plain flag, without the emblem, is often seen.
Gary Selikow, 04 Oct 2001