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.
IFP National Chairperson, Mr
Blessed Gwala, MPL, 078 290 5842
For Media Queries:
Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP KZN Legislature
Media Officer, 073 024 5675