PRESS STATEMENT BY
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


MURDERED IFP MAYOR TO BE BURIED ON SATURDAY

Durban: February 17, 2005

The IFP's KwaZulu-Natal Spokesperson, Mr Velaphi B. Ndlovu today announced that the Mayor of Imbabazane Municipality, Mr Sipho Bhengu, who was shot dead last Saturday evening, will be buried on Saturday, 19th February 2005.

The funeral will take place at his family home, KwaDlamini, in Ntabamhlophe and will begin at 10h00. (Ntabamhlophe is approximately 20 km's outside Giants Castle in KwaZulu-Natal.)

A high ranking delegation of IFP leaders will be present at the funeral to pay their last respects to Sipho Bhengu who has always been a shining example of what true service to the community really means.

The delegation will include the IFP's National Chairperson Dr Ziba Jiyane, the Secretary-General Rev. Musa Zondi, the Deputy Secretary-General Prof. Themba Msimang, the IFP Women's Brigade National Secretary Ms. Zanele Magwaza and KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Spokesperson Mr Velaphi Ndlovu, among others.

(Should further directions be required to the funeral venue please contact Mr Sipho Mvelase on 083 628 0756.)

Contact:
Mr VB Ndlovu - 083 625 0803