EPWP Used As Extortion Tool by ANC

12 March 2014.


The IFP has slammed the ANC for using government employees to gain votes under the auspices of the Expanded Public Works Programme.


IFP spokesperson on Public Works Mr Petros Sithole (MP) said "The claims that workers employed under the Tshwane municipality's operation "Vat Alles" are forced to campaign for the ANC are true and real. I visited Atteridgeville where the workers confirmed to me that after working hours they are forced to campaign for the ANC, as they were told that it's the ANC that offered those jobs. Clearly the ANC is abusing government resources"


The Expanded Public Works Programme is meant to eradicate poverty in all communities, not use people to campaign for a certain political party.


"This is the same to government's tendency of using state funds to buy food parcels to gain votes whenever there are by-elections. The abuse of our poor people by the ANC must come to an end" concluded Sithole.


The IFP calls on the mayor of Tshwane and the Gauteng ANC provincial leadership to urgently investigate these claims.


Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Public Works, Mr Petros Sithole,MP,082 743 1348


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