IFP Slams Anti-Crime Council

6th September 2013    



The IFP has slammed the MEC for Safety and Security, Mr Willies Mchunu for unilaterally deciding on the formation of the KwaZulu-Natal Council against Crime. In a statement issued today, IFP leader in the Legislature, Blessed Gwala, said the IFP finds it strange that they, as Members of the Community Safety and Liaison Portfolio Committee have to know about this initiative now that invitations are being issued. Gwala said he expected the MEC to have taken the initiative to the Portfolio Committee before he concretises it.


“The ANC government always talks about working together with other parties, yet they fail dismally to practice what they preach. MEC Mchunu’s Council against crime is a case in point. Instead of taking this initiative to the Portfolio Committee which is a multi-party forum which carries the mandate of the electorate, the MEC decided to ignore us and instead go on to implement his idea.” Gwala said.


He continues to say that “This makes one suspicious as to whether the real intention is to fight crime or it is to bring about structures that will help the ANC to mobilise for the elections. We are however not surprised by this conduct as it is in keeping with the ANC attitude; because even the Sukuma Sakhe program, which should have been multi-party-driven, has become the Sukuma Sakhe u-ANC program.”



For Further Information

Blessed Gwala, MPL

Leader of the KZN Official Opposition

078 290 5842