PRESS STATEMENT BY
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP GRATEFUL FOR ARREST OF TWO SUSPECTS

Durban: February 18, 2005

The IFP today expressed its gratitude at the arrest of two suspects in the attempted murder of His Majesty the King's Induna, Mr Jiyane at Babanango (case 32/2005).

The IFP's KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu commented,

"These arrests are the latest developments after we have recently indicated that the Zululand community alleges that there are a group of people whom they have identified, including the two arrested, who are apparently involved in political skulduggery in the area, including political targeting of IFP leaders."

"We are calling on the police to intensify their efforts in apprehending and charging these people that the local community allege are involved in political crimes in the area. We also call on the community to report these matters to the police and to allow the criminal justice system to take its course."

Contact:
Mr Velaphi Ndlovu - 083 625 0803