15th September 2014.
The IFP Youth Brigade has called on South
Africans to stand in solidarity with Chapter 9 Institutions in
general and the Public Protector in particular, whose office has faced a
barrage of unwarranted attacks over the past few days.
IFPYB Chairperson, Mkhuleko Hlengwa MP, said
"The Deputy Minister of Defence really needs to leave the Public
Protector alone; his continued attacks on the Public Protector
must come to an end. The Deputy Minister is a sexist character
who through his gaffes will reverse the gains and achievements
of the women's struggle.
man is painstakingly obsessed with Advocate Thuli Madonsela who
has done a lot for our democracy. The Deputy Minister is
attacking the Public Protector for no reason save that he is
trying to salvage the credibility of his questionable struggle
credentials. We are obviously dealing with a sexist male
chauvinist who preys on the integrity and character of women, in
particular the Public Protector."
Moreover Hlengwa said "We cannot accept a
situation whereby our democratic institutions will be held to
ransom by the MKMVA. South Africa is a democratic state
founded through negotiations rendering the MKMVA both useless in
the struggle and irrelevant to our democratic discourse; we are
not a military state."
The work of Chapter 9 Institutions is to
strengthen our democracy and consolidate our gains therefore all
criticism directed at these institutions must be factually
constructive and not these recurring spews of emotional vitriol.
The Public Protector is doing great work for our country and
needs our support; she deserves that much. We must not allow the
Deputy Minister to cast unsubstantiated claims over the work of
a great South African. We also reject and condemn his
For further information, please contact:
Mkhuleko Hlengwa MP
IFPYB National Chairperson
076 521 3221 (alternative 083 871 2711