MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP Welcomes the Recall of Madibeng's Top Officials

21 January 2014  

  

The IFP has welcomed news of the expulsion of top Madibeng Municipal officials believed to be culpable in the water-supply unrest that has left four people dead.

 

IFP Spokesperson on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Peter Smith, MP, said that "The removal of the mayor, chief whip and speaker is good news. The municipality failed to deliver services to the people under their not-very-watchful eye.

  

This must be taken as a lesson to other municipal officials who failed to perform their allotted duties," However, he questioned why the purge excluded the municipal manager, the chief operations manager and the supply chain manager who were "surely as culpable as the rest."

 

Smith also called on the ANC to conduct a performance assessment of all the municipalities it controlled around the country, and to deal equally decisively with those failing to perform.

 

Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs,

Mr Peter Smith MP, 083 299 9687

 

For Media Enquiries contact:

Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP Media Liaison Officer on 073 024 5675