21 May 2013
The IFP has hailed the postponement of the
Jozini by-election as a victory for justice and fairness. This the
party said in a statement issued this afternoon following the
IEC's decision to postpone the Ward 4 by-election that was
scheduled for 22 May, after the IFP lodged a protest alleging
that the ANC had engaged in fraudulent activities.
Chairperson of the Women's Brigade, Ms Thembeni KaMadlopha
Mthethwa said: "This day will go down in history as the day
on which justice triumphed over political shenanigans of the
ANC. As the IFP in Jozini we lodged a complaint with the IEC to
the effect that the ANC had brought in people who were not
resident in Ward 4 to register for the coming by-election.
'When it appeared as if the IEC was a bit
reluctant to listen, we engaged our attorney and that led to the
IEC agreeing to postpone the by-election and committing itself
to investigating the allegations of fraud.
"It was very crucial for us to pursue this
matter especially as we move towards the general elections. We
hope that this step will deter all those who work in the dark to
distort the will of the people through the politics of deceit."
For Further Information:
Ms Thembeni KaMadlopha Mthethwa
National Chairperson: IFP Women's Brigade
079 114 3015