MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY

 


IFP YOUTH CONDEMN THE GAGGING OF THE MAIL & GUARDIAN

May 27, 2005

"The gagging of the Mail and Guardian from further exposing how the ANC looted state coffers to bolster its 2004 election campaign, is the greatest assault on freedom since 1994," said Thulasizwe Buthelezi, National Chairperson of the IFP Youth Brigade.

"The fruits of a one-party state are now visible for all to see. The ANC now controls what information society gets to read and what information is not suitable for public consumption. A free and open society is one where press freedom is sacrosanct.

In South Africa however, it is apparent that our freedom as citizens is only guaranteed so long as it serves the political interests of the ANC," concluded Thulasizwe.

Contact:
Thulasizwe Buthelezi
IFP Youth Brigade National Chairperson
083 482 7936