MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY

 


STATEMENT BY MANGOSUTHU BUTHELEZI 
- THE REVIEW TRIUMVIRATE: 
A PERFORMANCE REVIEW MECHANISM FOR PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVES

April 28, 2005

Statement by Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi
President of the Inkatha Freedom Party

THE REVIEW TRIUMVIRATE: A PERFORMANCE REVIEW MECHANISM FOR PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVES

In response to media enquires, I must express my dismay at the leaking of the deliberations of our last National council. It is unwarranted to characterise the Review Triumvirate as a plan to "purge" serving IFP public representatives, particularly members of Parliament.

The body's establishment is nothing more than part and parcel of the commitment made at our last Annual General Conference to renew and rejuvenate the Party. It is also an essential expression of the commitment we made to the electorate.

For instance, all IFP local government councils adopted a performance pledge. As a Party, we must monitor the implementation of this pledge.

It is irresponsible for certain members of the National Council to leak this information to the press, which one fears is on account of them not having a clear conscience. The terms of the Review make it clear that there is nothing sinister about it. Other political parties have undertaken this exercise without attracting public attention.

In respect of each elected representative, the Triumvirate shall investigate and assess:

a. The political relevance of his or her parliamentary activities; and

b. The public relevance of his or her parliamentary activities; and

c. Constituency work performed; and

d. Advocacy of constituents in parliament; and

e. Party work performed; and

f. Party discipline and loyalty; and

g. Fundraising efforts; and

h. Capacity and willingness to complete his or her term of office with continuous dedicated, effective and unhindered work.