MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


South Africa and Mozambique Must Sign MOU
Aimed At Preventing Rhino Poaching

30 May 2013    

  

The IFP calls on President Zuma and President Armando Guebuza of Mozambique to speed up the process of signing a memorandum of understanding, aimed at fighting rhino poaching.

 

IFP Spokesperson on, Environmental Affairs, Mrs Connie Zikalala MP said, "The signing of this memorandum of understanding has been unnecessarily delayed over the past 18 months. As the IFP we are extremely concerned about this because rhino poaching remains rampant in our country. President Zuma and his counterpart must organise a meeting to discuss this issue as a matter of urgency."

 

"A border fence between the Kruger National Park and Mozambique's Limpopo National Park must be erected and patrolled immediately. It is reported that rhino poachers use this area of our border to enter and kill our rhinos.

 

Kruger National Park has borne the brunt of rhino poaching in South Africa where many rhinos have already been killed. If President Zuma is really concerned about the scourge of rhino poaching, he must take action, beginning with the finalisation of this memorandum of understanding with Mozambique," concluded Zikalala.

 

Issued by: IFP Spokesperson on Water and Environmental Affairs,
Mrs. Connie Zikalala, MP, 083 282 8384

or 

IFP Parliamentary Media Caucus' Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675