12 April 2014.
The IFP has opened a case with the police
today after the Party's posters were found to have been removed
and burned in Umkomaas, south of Durban.
But what is most surprising about the incident
is that the NFP's posters went up where the IFP ones were
"We have opened a case with the police and we
have asked them to leave no stone unturned to trap these
culprits and we will be alerting the Independent Electoral
Commission about this breach in the electoral code of conduct
and malicious damage to property respectively," said Narend
Singh MP, the IFP's National Campaign Committee (NCC)
Chairperson and resident of Umkomaas.
The IFP said that this incident has again
proved that the Party's rivals in KwaZulu Natal were not
planning to abide by the electoral code of conduct in the
lead-up to the 7 May poll.
"While we have no proof of who the alleged
criminals are, it is telling that one of our main rivals, the
NFP's posters replaced ours. This follows shortly after one of
our members from Ulundi died allegedly at the hands of NFP
members. We call on all those who are monitoring the elections,
especially the IEC to take note of these extremely perturbing
incidents, which places free and fair elections at risk,"
Contact: Mr Narend Singh MP, NCC Chairperson,
on 083 788 5954.