28th September 2014.
IFP Youth Brigade National Chairperson,
Mkhuleko Hlengwa MP, has described South Africa as a country on
the brink of collapse. Hlengwa was speaking in Okhahlamba (Bergville) shortly before concluding a 3 day
working visit to the uThukela District, in the KZN Midlands in
preparation for the 2016 Local Government Elections.
"South Africa will soon collapse if the ruling
party continues to run this country like a spaza shop. All
constitutional prescripts are being undermined and key
constitutional institutions are being grossly undermined on a
large scale," said Hlengwa.
Hlengwa further accused President Zuma of
leading the country to its collapse. "Since 2007 Mr Zuma has plunged South Africa
from one scandal to another. We are stranded with a President
who is unfit to govern, who at every opportunity undermines and
negates the Constitution because his first priority is to enrich
himself at the expense of the poor, suffering and vulnerable.
The ANC is just as guilty by aiding and abetting this
treacherous leadership of the President," said Hlengwa.
"This week we witnessed the ruling party pull
out every trick in the book to protect President Zuma in the Ad
Hoc Parliamentary Committee on Nkandla and every effort of the
Opposition Parties to protect, uphold and salvage our
Constitution was rubbished by the ruling party," added Hlengwa.
Furthermore Hlengwa said, "The calls by Mr
Gwede Mantashe that President Zuma must be protected in
Parliament are a display of undemocratic tendencies. Mr Zuma
must return to Parliament to answer questions and must be held
accountable. We cannot allow a situation where we give Mr
Zuma a blank cheque in leading this country. The Youth of South
Africa have every reason to worry about their plight because
South Africa is rotten from the very top."
Turning to the 2016 Local Government Elections
Hlengwa said, "The IFP Youth Brigade is now firmly focused on
the 2016 elections and every effort necessary is being pursued
to ensure that the IFP does well in 2016, and the working visit
to uThukela District is part of mobilising our structures into
action for 2016."
Hlengwa added, "What is evident from the 2011
and 2014 elections is that the emergence of the NFP has
benefitted the ANC more than anybody else because the NFP split
the IFP vote. Therefore, we have charged all IFPYB structures
from branch level to prioritise collapsing the NFP on all
fronts. We have warned repeatedly that the NFP is an ANC proxy
designed to collapse the IFP. Our members were duped into
thinking that the NFP was a viable alternative whereas it's a
monumental betrayal of democracy, as it is geared to ushering in
an age of a one party dominance in KZN."
Hlengwa continued, "Ever since the NFP/ANC
coalition took over the reins in 19 hung municipalities, service
delivery has come to a grinding halt and corruption has become the new order. The IFP is yet again ready and available to
restore order, progress and service delivery."
In conclusion Hlengwa said, "The IFP has a
rich and proud legacy of good governance and quality service
delivery to the people which must find expression in 2016. The
IFP is the only party of hope in a stormy sea of failure, fraud,
corruption and incompetence. We will continue to create a
conducive political climate for NFP members to return; the IFP
is their home."
For further information, please contact:
MKHULEKO HLENGWA MP
IFPYB National Chairperson
076 521 3221