IFP National Council Responds to Nkandla Report

02 December 2013    



Having taken note of the leaked Public Protector report on Nkandla, the IFP National Council - the Party's highest decision-making body - which met over the weekend in Ulundi, is of the opinion that the content currently available in the media pertaining to the investigation, seems to suggest that this might amount to one of South Africa's biggest corruption scandals to date.


The preliminary evidence also seems to suggest, that there has been a deliberate and well-orchestrated attempt by the Government to shield information about this scandal from the general public.


If indeed President Jacob Zuma misled Parliament and the nation at large, he must be held accountable. Furthermore, the IFP welcomes and supports the Public Protector's directive that President Zuma should be made to pay back the public funds which was unlawfully spent on his private residence at Nkandla.


The IFP deplores the abuse of taxpayer money, which is now seemingly part and parcel of the ANC's fabric.


Last year, during a by-election in Nkandla when the IFP took control of that municipality, the shadow of corruption darkened the ANC's efforts to such an extent that the President's own people rejected his Party at the polls.


The IFP will continue to provide real leadership to the people of Nkandla and to South Africans at large.


With the Public Protector's report now in the public domain, there is just too much evidence against the ANC of corruption and poor leadership for anyone to believe they can still deliver a better life for all in 2014.


Issued by:

Ms Sibongile Nkomo, MP, 076 553 1240.


On behalf of the IFP National Council.