PRESS STATEMENT BY
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP PRAISES MANDELA FOR DISCLOSING CAUSE OF HIS SON'S DEATH

Durban: January 6, 2005

The IFP has praised former President Nelson Mandela for disclosing the cause of his son's death.

Musa Zondi, Secretary-General of the IFP and its' National Spokesperson said;

"We praise Dr Nelson Mandela for taking this courageous step of disclosing the cause of his son's death. We know it is not an easy decision to make and yet it is the right thing to do to help break the silence on the HIV-AIDS pandemic and to remove the negative stigma which shrouds it."

Zondi added; "Dr Nelson Mandela like Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi has exercised responsible and exemplary leadership in a country whose leadership are generally in denial about the pandemic. We honour these two great men of our times and pray that the other leaders of our country may emulate their good example and lead the battle in the fight against the HIV-AIDS pandemic."

Contact:
Rev Musa Zondi
083 440 5966