Tebogo Msimanga |
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature warns the ANC to stop trying to reclaim the trust of the people of KZN through ‘frivolous’ actions related to the Zulu Royal Household.
IFP Caucus Spokesperson for Safety and Community Liaison in the KZN Legislature Blessed Gwala said Premier Sihle Zikalala is trying very hard to have his bread buttered on both sides, using the handover of five SUV vehicles to King Zwelithini’s kaBhekuzulu Queens as a publicity stunt. “As the IFP, we applaud the vehicle hand over, but must question the timing. It is shameful of the Premier to grandstand about this, and to act as if the vehicles were Christmas gifts.”
Gwala added that the vehicles should have been handed over – as approved – even before the passing of King Goodwill Zwelithini kaNyangayeziwe and Queen Mantfombi Shiyiwe.
“We are concerned that Premier Zikalala merely creates the appearance of supporting traditional leadership structures in the province, while he has no clear future development plans.”
He further said the IFP has repeatedly warned the people of KZN that they should not fall prey to the ANC’s self-glorification-seeking theatrical gimmicks, intended to divide the Zulu Royal Household.