08 April 2014.
The leader of IFP Caucus in eThekwini, Mdu
Nkosi, today expressed concern with the ANC's use of a municipal
housing project for electioneering purposes.
ANC members wore party T-shirts at the launch
of the Cornubia housing project in Ottawa, attended by President
"Why is the ANC using a municipal project -
which all parties on the Council contributed towards - as a
campaign tool for the election?," asked Nkosi.
"The ANC members did not have the right to
wear their party T-shirts during the opening of the housing
programme in Cornubia because that was a municipal project, not
an ANC," said Nkosi.
"It was just a ploy to hoodwink voters into
thinking that the party is delivering on housing. But this
project was not an ANC project, it was not funded by the ANC,
and it was not enabled in any way by the ANC. It was a
public-private partnership project, and taxpayer funds went into
Why should the taxpayers who do not support
the ANC fund their dishonest electioneering?"
On the 19th of March the IFP was stopped from
entering a council meeting in Kwa-Mashu due to the T-shirt issue
"As the IFP, we are really concerned at this
abuse of public funds. If the IFP had done the same, it would
have been treated as a big issue. It's very offensive that the
ANC of eThekwini municipality is always using government
programmes - and by implication public funds - to campaign"
Leader of IFP Caucus eThekwini, Mdu
Nkosi, 076 133 1382
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