17th September 2014.
The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal expresses its
condemnation of the ANC’s attempts to bribe voters in the
by-election in the Mthonjaneni area.
“We are shocked to hear that at a crèche
nearby KwaGconco food parcels were being distributed on the
by-election day. This smacks of attempting to bribe voters.
It is unethical to use state resources as an election tool and
is an act of desperation. It can also be viewed as
electoral fraud as it goes against the grain of free and fair
campaigning,” said Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP National Chairperson.
“This blatant use of state resources comes
after the National Minister of Social Development campaigned in
the area followed by various MECs and even the Premier of the
province. In all of those visits tax payer’s money was used in
the pretext that they were government programmes when in reality
they were ANC rallies. How can the ANC justify such disregard of
the electoral code? How low will it stoop to entice people to
vote for them?
Such acts must be investigated by the IEC. In
spite of the ANC’s dirty tricks we are hopeful that we will win
the ward and take control of the municipality where we will
restore good governance again”, concluded Mr Gwala.
Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP National
Chairperson, 078 290 5842
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