MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP Demands Progress Report Into Investigation of KZN Treasury

23rd September 2014.

  

Noting that in July 2014 President Zuma called for the SIU to conduct an investigation into irregularities at the KZN Treasury, the IFP in KZN is concerned about the lack of transparency and feedback on progress on this matter.

 

"The call by President Zuma was prompted by serious issues surrounding the spending of tax payers' money on projects like the International North Sea Jazz Festival, Commemorating Prisoners of War – St Helena event and the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board. Millions of Rands were paid to the organisers but the project never took place and money was not recovered,” said IFP Leader in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature, Mr Blessed Gwala, MPL.

 

“This together with other projects were considered serious enough for the President to institute this investigation but almost two months later we have not heard a whisper from the Premier of the province about progress in this matter," said Mr Gwala.

 

"The IFP is concerned about the silence on such a serious matter where millions Rands of tax payers' money is unaccounted for but the provincial government remains silent. We would like to know who is being protected here. It is clear that a veil of secrecy has been draped over this matter but we will not rest until the facts have been revealed and all questions have been answered," continued Mr Gwala.

 

"We urged the Premier, Senzo Mchunu, not to wait for the national president to identify cases of suspicious expenditure but rather to identify and investigate these at provincial level. The outcomes of the investigations must be made public," concluded Mr Gwala.

 

 

Issued by:

Mr Blessed Gwala, MPL, IFP Leader in the KwaZulu Natal Legislature,  078 290 5842

 

For Media Queries:

Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP KZN Legislature Media Officer, 073 024 5675