Durban City Hall: 04 June 2013
The ANC has once again shown its true colours
to all who love clean governance. They have created high
expectations by calling Councillors and the media here only to
insult our intelligence and the intelligence of eThekwini voters
and tax-payers by deliberately failing to release the Manase
Report but instead released a Progress Report.
Lest we forget, the Manase Enquiry was paid
for through the tax-payers'
money and it was probing issues relating to
tax-payers' money. Yet the ANC Municipal Council drunk with
power has time-and-again demonstrated their lack of respect for
the voters and tax-payers.
Today's antics prove once again that the ANC
will stop at nothing to protect their cadres and top leaders who
are implicated in acts of corruption. It is also a clear
indication that this Province will never see a clean and
transparent government as long as the ANC is in power.
The IFP, like all those who are committed to
justice, clean and transparent governance, rejects the Progress
Report released today. This is not the Manase Report which the
tax-payers have been waiting for.
For the IFP, the struggle continues. The
struggle for the release of the Manase Report must continue for
it is clear that - without applying pressure
- the ANC will not move. No amount of
reasoning will move the ANC towards justice and obeying the will
of the people. Like any party drunk with power, the only message
they understand is the employment of nonviolent direct action to
apply pressure on them. Hence the IFP is proceeding with our
court process as planned. If this takes us to the highest court
in the land, so be it! Our unwavering commitment to justice will
not allow us to rest as long as the Manase Report is not
released and those implicated subjected to justice.
Lastly, the ANC's obduracy must also serve as
a clear message to the voters that it is time the ANC government
must go! We hope the voters will sack them in 2014.
We will meet the ANC-led Council in court!
Cllr Mdu Nkosi
076 133 1382