The IFP's Spokesperson for KwaZulu-Natal,
Mr Velaphi Ndlovu, MP, today congratulated the Police for the
arrest of Mr Sputla Mpungose and his "bodyguards" on
Friday, 25th March 2005, at Vryheid.
Mr Ndlovu said:
"We congratulate the Police for
arresting Sputla Mpungose and his "bodyguards".
According to information we received it is alleged that Mr
Mpungose has been charged in connection with recent serious and
violent crime in the KwaNongoma area."
"The arrest of Sputla Mpungose
confirms recent concerns of the IFP about assassins in the
Ulundi and Kwanongoma area. The IFP is encouraged that despite
attempts to cover up and hide these realities the Police have
done a professional job by arresting Sputla and his
"The IFP calls on the Police to
further investigate all assassinations and murders of its
leaders, especially since the arrest of Sputla Mpungose could
reveal some startling information and evidence."
"The IFP hopes that the justice
system does not fail the work done by the Police in the arrest
of Sputla Mpungose. We call for a quick but thorough trial so
that justice can be done and the people of KwaNongoma can have
their faith in the police and the criminal justice system
Mr V.B. Ndlovu - 083 625 0803