25 April 2013
The IFP calls on Government to urgently erect border
fencing and deploy armed forces between Mozambique and Kruger
IFP Spokesperson on Environmental Affairs and
Tourism, Mrs. Connie Zikalala MP, said, "Government should do
everything in their power to protect our wildlife and heritage.
Before we know it thousands of elephants will also be killed
this year by poachers who want their ivory tusks. Government
must treat this matter as critical and urgently deploy resources
to combat same."
Zikalala continued, "Mozambican nationals come
across the border into Kruger National Park to poach our
wildlife. Border fencing and the deployment of troops is the
only chance we have at saving our wildlife. Poaching not only
affects our wildlife but our tourism industry as well. Kruger
National Park, one of our most popular tourists attractions, is
no longer safe. Tourists visiting the park could find themselves
caught in the crossfire."
The IFP urges the Government to provide
immediate funding and deployment of troops and logistical
resources to the area.
Mrs Connie Zikalala MP, 083 282 8384
IFP Spokesperson on Environmental
Affairs and Tourism,
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252