24 April 2013
The IFP is deeply distressed by the
unwarranted death of 3-year-old Jordan Lewis from Delft, Western
Cape who died after being exposed to toxic chemicals that were
illegally dumped near her home. IFP Spokesperson on
Environmental Affairs, Mrs Connie Zikalala, MP said, "It is very
sad to hear of Jordan's death. Criminal and civil action should
be pursued against the company as well as the representatives of
the company who ordered such dumping."
Zikalala continued, "We urge the provincial
and national environmental authorities to investigate quickly
and find the company responsible."
The IFP urges the MEC of Water and
Environmental Affairs in the Western Cape to tackle the issue of
the 958 illegal dumping hot spots around the Western Cape and
ensure that dumping in those spots is stopped immediately.
Contact: IFP Spokesperson on Environmental
Affairs, Mrs. Connie Zikalala, 083 282 8384
IFP Parliamentary Media Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252