National Council notes with concern that 92% of the budget of KwaZulu Natal is spent on salaries, transfer payments and fixed costs, and only 8% on productive service delivery.
Accordingly, National Council resolves:
National Council notes with concern that the absence of reliable statistics is hampering education delivery in KwaZulu Natal and therefore resolves:
National Council expresses its condolences to the family of Chief Moshood Abiola after his sudden and tragic death.
National Council applauds the visit of the Deputy President Thabo Mbeki to Nigeria for talks with the Nigerian Head of State, General Abubakar, and endorses the message that the Deputy President conveyed to the Head of State.
The National Council of the IFP deplores the current tragic violence in the Richmond area of KwaZulu Natal which at this time appears to involve members of the ANC/SACP/COSATU Alliance and the UDM. Council, however, draws attention to the fact that members and supporters of the IFP in the area have long been victims of violence.
As the ANC was clearly a factor resulting in ANC/IFP peace talks throughout the Province, the IFP appeals to both parties to immediately initiate peace talks between themselves and outreach to bodies which can assist them in a process of reconciliation.
To this end, the IFP calls for exemplary leadership by all concerned and an end to Party politicking at the expense of innocent lives.
National Council also deplores the fact that the meeting held in the Richmond area attended by Ministers of the national government took place in the absence of the Minister of Safety & Security for KwaZulu Natal, Inkosi NJ Ngubane.