PRESS STATEMENT BY
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP WELCOMES ARRESTS

Durban: February 9, 2005

The IFP's KwaZulu-Natal Spokesperson, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu, MP, today welcomed police reports that the murderers of Mr Thomas Mandlenkosi Shabalala have been arrested.

Mr Ndlovu said:

"We commend the police on their work. While the arrests cannot bring Thomas Shabalala back to life the system at least has not failed him in death. I am sure that his family will draw comfort knowing that those, for whatever reason, who murdered Mshengu, have been arrested."

"We now look to the justice system to deliver, with the same dedication, resolve and speed proven by the police."

Contact:
Mr VB Ndlovu - 083 625 0803