IFP Commends Suspension of Area Commissioner for Nepotism

06 March 2014.


The IFP commends Kwa-Zulu Natal regional commissioner, Mnikelwa Nxele for suspending Ebongweni C-Max Prison area commissioner, James Patrick Baxter for alleged nepotism after he employed his daughter. 


IFP spokesperson on Correctional Services, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP said, “Nepotism is unacceptable, especially in government departments and Nxele was right to suspend Baxter. No one should get any preferential treatment on being employed anywhere including in correctional services.” 


The IFP urges the regional commissioner to do further investigation this matter to find out who else was involved in this practice of nepotism. All those involved should be removed from correctional services.


“Nepotism should be taken seriously as it is unfair to many other job applicants. It is the type of corruption that needs to be rooted out in the public services,” concluded Ndlovu.




Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Correctional Services, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP, 083 625 0803



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IFP Parliamentary Caucus’ Media Liaison Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252