10 December 2012

South Africa: IFP Seeks Court Relief On Manase Report

press release

The Inkatha Freedom Party will approach the Durban High Court today for a declaratory order that the IFP and its members have a right to view the Manase Report in its entirety, and further that the eThekwini Municipality and/or the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs be ordered to publicly disclose the full Manase Report within 10 days of the Court's order.

IFP MPL and attorney, Mr Lourens de Klerk, said, "It is high time for action on this matter. The IFP is once again at the forefront of the charge, championing all South Africans' constitutional rights for the benefit and enhancement of our democracy." He further added, "Despite all the 'noise' made about this matter from other opposition parties, it is sad to see that the IFP was the only party prepared to 'walk its talk' and proceed to court for the necessary relief."

The Inkatha Freedom Party will continue to do whatever it takes to ensure that the rights and principles enshrined in our Constitution are protected and upheld for the benefit of all South Africans.

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