2000

UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE


MPUMALANGA CONTINUES TO DECEIVE AND LIE

MEDIA RELEASE ISSUED BY ANNELIZÉ VAN WYK, MP,
ACTING SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UDM

In what has become a style of governance for Mpumalanga, the ANC  government in that province continues to mislead the public and waste  taxpayer's money.

When Prince James Mahlangu defected from the UDM and joined the ANC, the UDM asked whether the speculation over his offered position  in the Mpumalanga government was true - this was vigorously denied by the  ANC. Now, Prince Mahlangu has personally made public that he had been promised the position of "Provincial Director Traditional Affairs" in the Office of the Premier. Prince Mahlangu expects that his appointment will be announced before 1 June 2000.

The ANC needs to answer to the people: 

1. Why are they using taxpayer's money to buy and reward loyalty to the ANC? It sounds like the practices of the politburo.
2. Where does this position "Provincial Director Traditional Affairs" originate? In no other province or at national level, does such a position exist or is provision made for it.
3. How does the ANC justify appointing a person, who cited medical disability (backed up by a medical certificate) as reason for leaving public life, back into public life and -service? How will he be able to fulfil his duties?

The ANC government talk the talk, but they don't walk the walk! Intervention in the Mpumalanga government, by the ANC at a higher level, is long overdue. President Mbeki should make it clear whether the actions of the Mpumalanga government, reflect the ethics that the people can expect from the Mbeki government.

Enquiry:
Annelizé van Wyk, MP

Cape Town
16 May 2000