Inter-Ministerial Committee Must Intervene in KZN Municipalities

25th September 2014.


The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal Legislature calls on the Inter-Ministerial Committee appointed by President Jacob Zuma, especially IMC on the Prevention and Combating of Corruption, as well as the Inter-Ministerial Service Delivery Task Team, to urgently intervene in solving corruption and service delivery issues in most municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal.


"We have raised many instances where corruption is alleged to be rampant and where there is poor service delivery but the MEC of Cogta, Nomusa Dube-Ncube is ignoring these issues. Municipalities like Nongoma, Newcastle, City of uMhlathuze, uMzinyathi District, uMkhanyakude, Abaqulusi and Ingwe are some of the municipalities where corruption is reported to be rampant. It is high time for the Inter-Ministerial Committees to intervene," said IFP Leader in the KZN Legislature, Mr Blessed Gwala, MPL.


"We want to see these Committees visiting these municipalities and listening to the concerns of the people and to come up with effective measures to curb corruption. Those in charge of running those municipalities must be held accountable and if found to be guilty they must be charged. MEC Dube-Ncube is moving too slowly in taking action against those involved in corruption.


We are of the view that she is doing this because these are ANC-led municipalities. She is afraid that exposing corruption in these municipalities will put her party in disrepute," continued Mr Gwala.


"Furthermore, these committees must have powers to do a headcount of all municipal employees and their qualifications must be verified. The issue of parachuting unqualified ANC people into senior positions in our municipalities must also be addressed. This has resulted in tender process corruption and abuse of public funds at the expense of tax payers who expect efficient service delivery," 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