PRESS STATEMENT BY
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP URGES COMMUNITY TO UPHOLD LAW

Durban: February 2, 2005

Charges of murder against an elderly couple arrested in connection with the deaths of five children in Msinga were withdrawn at the Uthukela Magistrate's Court due to circumstantial evidence. However, the community members are still adamant that the couple are guilty.

"The IFP urges the Msinga community to respect the verdict of the independent court," said Lindiwe Mbuyazi, MMP, who chairs the IFP Women's Caucus at KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Parliament. "We urge the community to uphold the law."

Mrs Mbuyazi also said:

"Taking the law into an individual's hands is no substitute for justice. Self-serving justice has no place in a society that provides for an independent judiciary. The IFP stands for the rule of law. No conditions or exceptions apply."

Contact:
Lindiwe Mbuyazi, 073 431 9888