Northern Cape Premier Must Go

16th September 2013    


The IFP has called on President Jacob Zuma to recall Northern Cape Premier who has reportedly spent more than R50 000 of tax-payers' money on fast foods. The party said this today following a report in the Sunday Times to the effect that Premier Sylvia Lucas "spent an astonishing R53 159 on food during her first 10 weeks in office, using her official credit card to indulge her passion for treats from Kentucky Fried Chicken, Nando's, Spur and Steers.


Reacting to the news report, Joshua Mazibuko, IFP Deputy National Spokesperson said "it is shocking that Premier Sylvia Lucas decided  to abuse the tax-payers' money, spending more than R50 000 in 10 weeks on feeding herself despite that she earns close to R2m per month.


 "The sooner President Jacob Zuma recalls her; the better for Northern Cape because she has shown that she is not a faithful steward of public funds. In fact as a country we should count ourselves lucky that she has been found so early before she has wasted a lot more. She definitely must go."



For Further Information: 

M. Joshua Mazibuko

IFP Deputy National Spokesperson

083 992 6135