30 May 2013
The IFP calls on President Zuma and President
Armando Guebuza of Mozambique to speed up the process of signing
a memorandum of understanding, aimed at fighting rhino poaching.
IFP Spokesperson on, Environmental Affairs,
Mrs Connie Zikalala MP said, "The signing of this memorandum of
understanding has been unnecessarily delayed over the past 18
months. As the IFP we are extremely concerned about this because
rhino poaching remains rampant in our country. President Zuma
and his counterpart must organise a meeting to discuss this
issue as a matter of urgency."
"A border fence between the Kruger National
Park and Mozambique's Limpopo National Park must be erected and
patrolled immediately. It is reported that rhino poachers use
this area of our border to enter and kill our rhinos.
Kruger National Park has borne the brunt of
rhino poaching in South Africa where many rhinos have already
been killed. If President Zuma is really concerned about the
scourge of rhino poaching, he must take action, beginning with
the finalisation of this memorandum of understanding with
Mozambique," concluded Zikalala.
Issued by: IFP Spokesperson on Water and
Mrs. Connie Zikalala, MP, 083 282 8384
IFP Parliamentary Media Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675