MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


KwaZulu-Natal Council Against Crime (KZNCAC) is an ANC Ploy

11th September 2013    

 

The IFP has slammed the MEC for Safety and Security, Mr Willies Mchunu for unilaterally deciding on the formation of the KwaZulu-Natal Council against Crime which is scheduled for Wednesday, 11 September 2013 in Durban.

  

In a statement issued today, IFP leader in the Legislature, Blessed Gwala, said the IFP finds it strange that they, as Members of the Community Safety and Liaison Portfolio Committee were never given an opportunity to deliberate on an initiative constituted in terms of the Constitution; instead they came to know about this initiative through general invitations that were issued by the Department.

 

Gwala said, “The ANC government always talks about working together with other parties, yet they fail dismally to practice what they preach. MEC Mchunu’s KwaZulu-Natal Council against Crime is a case in point. Despite that it is an organ constituted in terms of the Constitution, the MEC did not see the need for him to take this initiative to the Portfolio Committee, which is a multi-party forum carrying the mandate of the electorate.”

 

Gwala went on to say that “We are however not surprised by this conduct as it is in keeping with the ANC attitude; because even the Sukuma Sakhe program, which should have been multi-party-driven, has become the Sukuma Sakhe u-ANC program.

 

“We are also suspicious as to real objectives of this initiative, whether it is to fight crime or to bring about structures that will help the ANC to save face as they have dismally failed to root out crime. We cannot be surprised too if it is the ruling party’s ploy to mobilise for elections.”

 

 

For Further Information

Blessed Gwala MPL

Leader of the KZN Official Opposition

078 290 5842