The IFP calls on the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane not to shift the blame and accuse the IFP-led Nkandla Local Municipality of failing to supply water to the people, as this is the responsibility of the ANC-led uThungulu District Municipality.
“The Minister is playing cheap politics and is trying to deceive Nkandla residents to think that the Nkandla Local Municipality is dysfunctional.
Political point scoring is the way the ANC operates and we are aware that as we approach the 2016 local government elections, it will be their culture to make empty promises and promote misinformation,” said IFP National Chairperson, Mr Blessed Gwala.
“The Minister needs to be educated about how municipalities work. She proved that she lacks knowledge to differentiate between the responsibilities of a local municipality and a district municipality. It is the responsibility of the UThungulu District to supply water to Nkandla not the local municipality as she claimed. If people are complaining about lack of water in Nkandla, the Minister must blame the ANC-led district municipality for failing to provide this essential service to the people,” continued Mr Gwala.
“Minister Mokonyane has promised to build a water dam in Nkandla which she said will be completed in 2017. This begs a question as to whether this is another empty election promise. Now that the ANC is embarrassed because the IFP has exposed the suffering of our people, it now starts to make promises in the run up to the 2016 elections. This shows that ANC Ministers are lacking the spirit of Ubuntu and demonstrates how they treat people. They are only concerned about votes so that they can keep their positions. The people of Nkandla will not be fooled by these empty promises and they will re-elect the IFP to govern their municipality,” concluded Mr Gwala.
The IFP wants to remind Minister Mokonyane that people in uMkhanyakude are still living without a proper, reliable water supply after she promised that they will benefit from Jozini dam.
Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP National Chairman, 078 290 5842
Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP Media Officer, 073 024 5675