The IFP calls for a referendum to be held
in the Umzimkhulu and Matatiele territories which are on the
point of changing hands between KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern
"The IFP questions the way the
KwaZulu-Natal cabinet is handling the issue of cross-border
municipalities," said IFP provincial spokesperson on local
government, Inkosi Bonga Mdletshe MPP. "This is no matter
for politicians to decide. It is the people in Umzimkhulu and
Matatiele who will live with the changes and the consequences of
In particular, the IFP questions the
political legitimacy of decisions taken by a cabinet committee
consisting of only ANC ministers. "The quality of decision
making would be vastly improved by a multi-party
committee," said Inkosi Mdletshe. "The final say,
however, should be reserved for the people on the ground."
"We in the IFP advocate a referendum.
We do not want the people to have only a say in the matter, we
want them to have the last word. Referendum is our bottom
line," said Inkosi Mdletshe.
Contact: Inkosi Bonga Mdletshe, 082 809