Minister of Public Works Must Resign Or Be Fired

03 July 2013    


The IFP calls for the immediate removal of the Minister of Public Works, Thulas Nxesi, as he has consistently failed to release the classified Nkandla report, which has now been designated as “top secret”.


IFP Spokesperson on Public Works, Mr Petros Sithole (MP) said, “The Minister has misled the public and parliament, stating that the report will be made public, yet he has classified it as top secret. This shows that the Minister can no longer be trusted and must be fired with immediate effect.”


The IFP believes that the Minister needs to account to the Parliamentary Committee of Public Works concerning the issues around the Nkandla report.


“Public funds were used in the upgrading of President Jacob Zuma’s private homestead, a matter that is of public interest. The Minister’s behaviour raises more questions than answers, specifically with regards to whom the Minister is trying to protect. We can only assume that the Minister is afraid he might lose his job if he made this report public,” said Sithole.


The IFP calls on President Zuma to compel the Minister of Public Works to disclose all the details of the Nkandla report to the public. This will prove that the President is willing to co-operate in order to settle this matter and show justification for the R206 million spent to upgrade his home.



Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Public Works, Mr Petros Sithole, 079 311 9995 

Or contact 

IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 24 5675