MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP President Congratulates Madonsela on Accolade

01 May 2014.

   

IFP President Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP, on behalf of the IFP and its leadership, has congratulated Adv. Thuli Madonsela on having been included in Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

  

The award is not only an accolade for South Africa, but it bears testimony to the respect and admiration our Public Protector has earned worldwide for tackling politically sensitive issues with passion, and without fear or favour.

  

The IFP commends the Public Protector on the excellent work she is doing and commends her on her efforts to ensure that this Chapter 9 institution functions as it should.

  

We continue to condemn the threats that have been made against the Public Protector by those who object to being exposed, the latest being the comments made by a Member of Parliament who has publically condemned the Public Protector’s work and has labelled her someone who is “not-God”. Such people are not fit to serve on any supposedly independent Parliamentary Committees to assess her report and work. 

 

The IFP continues to urge the Department of Safety and Security to prioritise Adv. Madonsela’s protection.

  

Contact: SG, Narend Singh