MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Audit for Scholar Transport Imperative

13 May 2014.

  

The IFP calls on the KZN government to urgently conduct an audit to identify areas in need of scholar transport.

 

“The death of school children in Mooi River is an indication that government has failed to provide reliable scholar transport in most rural areas. If government had provided rural areas with scholar transport this tragedy would have been prevented,” said IFP National Chairperson, Mr Blessed Gwala MPL.

 

Parents are using bakkies to transport children because the KwaZulu-Natal government has failed to provide safer vehicles.

 

“If government does not take the necessary steps to address the lack of scholar transport many children will continue to die. They have no other means of transport but to use bakkies and un-roadworthy vehicles” said Gwala

 

The IFP calls on the KZN provincial transport, community safety and liaison MEC Willies Mchunu and the minister of transport to urgently address the issue of scholar transport, especially in rural areas.

 

Issued by:

Mr Blessed Gwala MPL, IFP National Chairperson, 078 690 5777

 

For Media Queries: 

Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP Media Officer, 073 024 5675