20 December 2013
The IFP calls on the Minister of Public Works,
Thulas Nxesi to resign from his position with immediate effect
as he is in the forefront in leading the cover-up on behalf of
President Zuma over Nkandla.
IFP Spokesperson on Public Works, Mr Petros
Sithole, MP, said “The alleged findings on the Nkandla upgrades
published recently in the media show serious misconduct by the
President and the department of Public Works.
appears that nation has been misled over the exorbitant R200
million upgrades at the president’s private home which were
fraudulently touted as necessary security upgrades. Minister Nxesi must resign and anyone found guilty of inflating tender
prices as per the Public Protectors report, charged with fraud.
President Zuma must also come clean to the
nation. It is patently obvious that he was involved and fully
aware of what was
going on at his private residence. This is yet another stain on his colourful
Any other person or entity also found to be
involved in these fraudulent and corrupt activities must be
prosecuted to the fullest extents of the law.
"Public funds have been wasted through illegal
price inflation and through unnecessary expenditure. Those
involved must not only be named and shamed, but also be banned
from dealing with the department or any other government entity
in the future," said Sithole.
Mr Petros Sithole, MP IFP
Spokesperson on Public Works on 082 743 1348
For Media Enquiries contact:
Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP Media Liaison
Officer on 073 024 5675