Monday, 28 January 2019
The NEC expresses its appreciation to all South Africans who registered over the past weekend for the National and Provincial Elections.
We further wish to encourage all those who missed the opportunity of this past weekend to go to their nearest IEC office until the election date has been promulgated.
IEC offices are open between 8 and 5, and therefore fellow South Africans can take their green ID book or their ID Smartcard and go and register.
There are offices across the country or alternatively voters can check the IEC’s website, or ask an IFP leader or an IFP volunteer.
The NEC expresses serious concern over the disruptions which occurred at some voting stations which prevented the IEC from exercising its constitutional mandate to register voters.
We call on all South Africans not to disrupt the elections and its processes out of frustration at the failures of service delivery by the government; rather let these elections be used to drive the agenda of change and bring into office a people centred government.
Commission of State Capture:
Noting the explosive testimony of the former Bosasa COO, Mr Angelo Agrizzi, at the Commission on State Capture chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Zondo the IFP NEC calls on all those implicated to come clean by availing themselves to testify before the commission.
The IFP calls on President Cyril Ramaphosa to submit himself before the inquiry and to reveal to the South African people how much he knew, what he knew and how he has played a role in state capture.
President Ramaphosa’s about-turn on revelations that his son’s alleged involvement with Bosasa and his campaign contributions received from Bosasa is suspicious and he must submit under oath before the commission his involvement as the first citizen.
It is now incumbent on National Treasury, the Auditor General and the relevant law enforcement agencies to begin a thorough audit of all government contracts awarded to Bosasa.
It is clear from the prevailing testimony before the Commission that the tentacles of corruption have gripped the ANC at every level to the detriment of good governance and service delivery.
For further information, please contact:
Mkhuleko Hlengwa MP
IFP National Spokesperson
071 111 0539