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UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

 

MBEKI - BUTHELEZI

STATEMENT ISSUED BY ANNELIZÉ VAN WYK, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON HOME AFFAIRS

The UDM welcomes the report of a meeting between President Mbeki and Minister Buthelezi regarding the Director-General. It is high time that the problem be conclusively dealt with.

However, such a meeting will be deemed useless if it is going to attempt to artificially patch what has clearly become a shredded relationship. The UDM therefore calls on the President and the Minister to dissect the issue to the bone and to rid the Department from self-imposed shackles, even if it means replacing the DG.

The Department of Home Affairs is sorely under-performing. The morale of the employees is low and the breakdown of the relationship between the Minister and the Director General is undisputedly a contributing factor.

The UDM calls on the President to put the Department's house in order, for only then will officials be able to begin with the process of service delivery.

Enquiries:
Annelizé van Wyk, MP
UDM Spokesperson on Home Affairs


Cape Town
25 October 2001

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