MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFPYB Reacts to Suspension of NYDA CEO

25 July 2013    

  

 

The IFP Youth Brigade has welcomed the suspension of National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) CEO, Steven Ngubeni albeit that the NYDA has not supplied the reasons citing that an investigation is still to be conducted.

 

However, this suspension is long overdue. Mr Ngubeni has run the NYDA to the ground, tattering its image and denigrating its national identity, credibility and integrity.

 

During Mr Ngubeniís tenure the NYDA has been plagued by scandal and chaos.

 

In 2011 the IFPYB lodged a complaint with the Public Protector to investigate the now infamous R100 million 2010 youth festival extravaganza. The Public Protector has had difficulty finalising her investigation because of the lack of co-operation from NYDA, particularly the CEOís office.

 

The IFPYB however does not support the appointment of Kenny Morolong as acting CEO. Mr Morolong, in his capacity as deputy chairman of the NYDA Board, cannot now be a referee and player in the running of the NYDA.

 

The fact that Mr Morolong is also a member of the ANC North West PEC, and also the ANC Spokesperson in that province entrenches further the politicisation of the NYDA.

 

The IFPYB continues to maintain that youth development would be better advanced through a National Youth Ministry and a fully fledged Department to operate in all three spheres of government.

 

Issued for the IFPYB by:

 

MKHULEKO HLENGWA MP 

IFPYB National Chairperson  083 871 2711