12 February 2014
The Inkatha Freedom Party expects decisive and
immediate action from President Zuma in a few areas.
IFP Chief Whip JH van der Merwe (MP) said “Key
areas which we expect the President to address include:
(1) Leadership: The President’s poor
leadership has led to a myriad of undesirable effects, including
cronyism and corruption, which are rotting our public service
(2) Unemployment remains rife, with many South
Africans being left in a state of utter hopelessness and
(3) Education is sub-standard, with an ever
widening gap between what is being taught in our schools and
‘real world’ requirements for gainful employment.
(4) Infrastructure development and maintenance
are core features to our economic recovery and to this end we
wish to see real impetus being placed behind the National
Development Plan and not just mere ‘lip service’ being paid
(5) Service delivery must be addressed. Our
people cannot continually resort to protesting while the
government ignores them and their needs.
Van der Merwe further stated that the IFP
would also like the President to come clean over the Nkandla
debacle and to tell the nation the truth about his role in the
spending of over R200 million on his personal residence.
IFP Chief Whip, Mr JH van der
Merwe, 082 444 4944
For Media Enquiries contact:
Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP Media Liaison
Officer, 073 024 5675