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Memorandum of agreement for reconciliation and peace between the IFP/Kwazulu government and the ANC and the South African government/NP 19 April 1994

i)     Registration of the IFP

ii)     The IFP Candidates lists

iii)     Marking by voters of ballot papers.

The undersigned parties hereby undertake to abide by the technical arrangements to be made by the Independent Electoral Commission to implement the matters referred to in subparagraphs (i), (ii) and (iii) above in accordance with the details set out in Addendum B.*

This agreement shall be implemented with immediate effect.

we, the undersign ed, pledge ourselves to Peace and Reconciliation in South African and agree to commit ourselves to the following:

1. The Inkatha Freedom Party agrees to participate in the April 26-28, 1994 elections for both the National Assembly and Provincial Legislatures.

2. All the undersigned parties reject violence and will therefore do everything in their power to ensure free and fair elections throughout the Republic of South Africa.

3. The undersigned parties agree to recognise and protect the institution, status and role of the constitutional position of the King of the Zulus and the Kingdom of KwaZulu, which institutions shall be provided for in the Provincial Constitution of KwaZulu/Natal immediately after the holding of the said elections. The 1993 Constitution shall for this purpose be amended before 27 April in accordance with Addendum A.

4. Any outstanding issues in respect of the King of the Zulus and the 1993 Constitution as amended will be addressed by way of international mediation which will commence as soon as possible after the said elections.

5. The South African Government undertakes to place the necessary facilities at the disposal of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) as it may require in order to facilitate the full participation of the IFP in the April 26-28, 1994 election.

6. The undersigned parties will facilitate proper provision for:

signed by mangosuthu g. BUTHELEzi President: Inkatha Freedom

Party and Chief Minister of the KwaZulu Government state president f. w. DE KLERK, South African Government/

National Party president n. mandela, African National Congress

WITNESSED BY: PROF. W. A.J. OKUMU

19 April 1994

Addendum A

Amendment of section 160 of Act 200 of 1993. i. Section 160 of the Constitution is hereby amended by the substitution for the proviso to subsection (3) of the following proviso: 'Provided that a provincial constitution may -

(a) provide for legislative and executive structures and procedures different from those provided for in this Constitution in respect of a province; and

(b) where applicable, provide for the institution, role, authority and status of a traditional monarch in the provvince, and shall make such provision for the Zulu Monarch in the case of the province of KwaZulu/Natal'. Amendment of Schedule 4 of Act 200 of 1993. Schedule 4 to the Constitution is hereby amended by the addition of the following paragraph to constitutional principle XIII: 'Provisions in a provincial constitution relating to the institution, role, authority and status of a traditional monarch shall be recognised and protected in the Constitution'.

* The details contained in Addendum B are not directly relevant to this volume and have not been included here - H. E.

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