IFP Commends Dina Pule for Withdrawing From ANC List

28 March 2014.


The IFP has commended disgraced former Minister of Communications, Dina Pule, for her decision to decline the ANC’s nomination as candidate for the National Assembly.


 “We are very happy to hear of her decision because we were very concerned about how she could accept the nomination after the Public Protector had found her guilty on allegations of corruption and potential conflict of interest. She has shown good sense by declining.”


“We hope that all ANC members who have accepted nominations for the National Assembly or provincial legislatures, while knowing that they are implicated in wrongdoing, will follow suit. Such politicians must follow their conscience, and be truthful to the nation by not accepting nominations.”


“While President Jacob Zuma acted against Pule and axed her from her ministerial position in the wake of the Public Protector’s damning report into the ICT Indaba scandal, he is slow to lead by example when the finger of impropriety is pointed at him. In this case, a minister has led by example, rather than the leader. The President is not an example to his ministers. Rather, in this case, a former minister is an example to him.”


The public cannot trust a government composed of politicians who are implicated in corruption.



Issued by:

IFP Secretary General, Ms Sibongile Nkomo, 076 553 1240


For media enquiries contact:

Phendulani Biyase, IFP Media Officer, 073 024 5675