MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Public Protector Must Investigate Donations to the ANC

29 August 2013    

 

The IFP welcomes the investigations that were conducted by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) which found that no less than R181 million rands have been stolen from various government departments at national and municipal level through maladministration and irregular payments. “We also welcome the recovery of funds from corrupt officials which is currently in the amount of R135.6 million,” said IFP Spokesperson on Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA), Mr Narend Singh MP.

 

Singh continued, “We are sure that this is just the tip of the iceberg and that many more questionable transactions will be uncovered. The IFP has always maintained that the procurement processes must be conducted in an open and transparent manner. Corruption should be proactively discouraged through monitoring and other checks and balances. Preferred suppliers must be held to account on costs and comparative costs analysis should be conducted in all tender procurement transactions.”

 

The IFP further welcomes the findings by the Competition Commission into tender collusion by major construction companies who were responsible for infrastructure construction during the FIFA 2010 World Cup.

 

“One wonders though how much money went back to political parties by these very same construction companies. To this end the IFP will ask the Public Protector to investigate whether any of these companies made any large donations to, and in particular, the ruling party,” said Singh.

 

Singh concluded, that as far as he is concerned, “South Africa is flush with money collected from taxpayers. The challenge in moving this country forward is whether such money is being spent wisely.”

 

 

Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on SCOPA, Mr Narend Singh MP, 083 788 5954 

 

Or contact: 

IFP Parliamentary Caucus’ Media Liaison Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 4971252