PRESS STATEMENT BY
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


PLEASE TAKE OFF YOUR POLITCAL HAT MR MINISTER

Durban: February 17, 2005

The IFP's KwaZulu-Natal Spokesperson Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP today called on KwaZulu-Natal's Minister for Community Safety and Liaison Mr Bheki Cele, to take off his political hat and put on his government hat in dealing with allegations of a hit squad operating out of the government flats in Ulundi.

Mr Ndlovu said:

"Minister Cele urgently needs to change his political hat for his government hat when dealing with allegations that there is a hit squad operating out of the government flats in Ulundi."

"Charges have been made and it is the duty of the Minister to follow his mandate by ensuring that an investigation takes place as soon as possible in light of the seriousness of the allegations. The Minister must allow the investigation take place without any bias, which could prove to be difficult as the Ministers dismissive attitude towards the allegations could have already prejudiced the investigating officers."

Contact:
Mr VB Ndlovu - 083 625 0803