Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi is a South African politician, currently the President of the National Freedom Party (NFP). She was formerly chairperson of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and the IFP's candidate for Premier of KwaZulu-Natal in the 2009 general election. As Premier candidate, she was at the forefront of the IFP's failed campaign for re-election to power in KwaZulu-Natal during the 2009 general elections, during which there were frequent bouts of electoral violence between her party and the ruling African National Congress.
On 3 May, in a bid to address its problems and dispel media rumours about the well-being of its national chairperson, the IFP announced that she would host several post-election rallies in addition to the many public meetings she is already chairing across Natal to thank all those who voted IFP. As of 3 May, her itinerary had covered Zululand, Amajuba and eThekwini.
The IFP also announced that, rather than lead the party as official opposition in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature, KaMagwaza-Msibi had opted to stay on as Mayor of the Zululand District Municipality as part of efforts to revive the IFP's grassroots support ahead of the 2011 local government elections. "The party's post-election priority is the need to accelerate service delivery at local level rather than play opposition politics," she announced after consulting at length with the party's internal structures.