24 November 2012

South Africa: MEC Willies Mchunu Does It Again

press release

The Inkatha Freedom Party in KwaZulu Natal is appalled by Transport, Safety and Community Liaison MEC Willies Mchunu’s continuous misuse of state resources to campaign for the ANC.

It is alleged that the MEC will again purposely do a Sod turning at a wrong Ward in Nkandla Municipality prior to the By-Election that will take place on the 5th of December 2012. The MEC will be doing a Sod turning on Monday for a pedestrian bridge in Ward 4 in Nkandla instead of Ward 3 where the bridge is needed.

MEC Mchunu allegedly did the same for uMtshezi Municipality where the Sod turning for a taxi rank was supposed to take place in Ward4 instead it was done in Ward8 where a By-Election was due.

“We will consult the Public Protector in order to put a stop not only on Mchunu’s behaviour but on the ruling party.

State resources should not be used for campaigning purposes, communities should get service delivery accordingly not only when a By-Election is close by,” said Hon. Blessed Gwala, Leader of the Official Opposition in the KZN Legislature.

The IFP has in the past pointed out the misuse of taxpayers’ money to suit the ruling party’s personal motives prior to elections, however nothing has been done to stop this growing trend. The IFP will be consulting the Public Protector to dispute this unacceptable behaviour.

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