Release of Manase Report the Right Thing to do

26 July 2013    



The IFP says only half of the job has been done by the release of the long-awaited Manase Report. The Public Protector must now further investigate because IFP believes that the housing project in Chatsworth was not the only ‘deal’ houses built in Burbreeze and Hammonds Farm housing projects.


The IFP was the only party that was prepared to go to court over the Manase Report, which shows the IFP’s commitment to justice and good governance as well as our determination to root out all forms of corruption.


IFP’s eThekwini caucus leader, Mr Mdu Nkosi said, “Contracts in this matter were inflated by over 400 per cent. We need further forensic investigation because we believe that there is a political cover up. It seems as if the ANC controlled eThekwini Municipality has not learnt its lesson from the Manase Report, and still persists in using Transnet despite the court ruling to the contrary. Legal opinion strongly suggests that the bus contract should be put out to tender. The ANC controlled council must realize that it is not above the law. The IFP remains firm in its resolve to continue to conduct stringent oversight on what is an unaccountable ANC."


Nkosi further stated, “As the IFP we say the struggle continues. We will scrutinise the report and we will not rest until all those found guilty by the Manase Report have been subjected to justice.”


The IFP would like to thank all its members and the people of KwaZulu Natal who contributed in persuading the ANC to release the Manase Report.


Issued by:

IFP eThekwini Caucus leader, Mr Mdu Nkosi, 076 133 1382


Or contact: 

IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 0245675