KZN Legislature Must Investigate Recruitment of Interns

25th September 2014.


The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal calls on the Secretary of the KZN Legislature, Nerusha Naidoo to investigate the process used in recruiting interns after claims of nepotism.


"The IFP in KZN has previously raised concerns about nepotism and preferential treatment when it came to job offers and tenders which were given to people with links to the ANC. In this case we want to know who these interns are and how were they recruited, as it is alleged that for these interns the criteria for recruitment was family and political connections. If this is the case, it is corruption and nepotism," said IFP Leader in the KZN Legislature, Mr Blessed Gwala, MPL.


"A lack of transparency in staff appointments is a major problem which compromises service delivery. The IFP wants to know if these intern posts were advertised and when and where? If not, why not? What criteria were used for these appointments, and was there any interference in the process? If it was based on CVs the IFP would like to know how many other CVs were looked at?" said Mr Gwala.


"Anyone found to be guilty of any wrong-doings in this matter must be held accountable," concluded Mr Gwala.



Issued by:

IFP National Chairperson, Mr Blessed Gwala, MPL, 078 290 5842


For Media Queries: 

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