- The IFP has accused the ANC in Alfred Duma municiaplity of misuing public funds
- The party claimed that the money was directed toward the ANC's election efforts
- An IFP member of the KZN provincial legislature has called for Ramaphosa to take action against those responsible
The Inkatha Freedom Party has alleged that the ANC in Alfred Duma municipality of illegally used public funds for its election campaign.
The party claims that the ANC spent looted R400 000 under the guise of its Thuma Mina initiative. The funds were allegedly spent on dairies and calendars for the election effort.
"These matters suggest that there is very poor prioritisation in the use of public resources by government and‚ worse‚ runaway corruption that treats public money recklessly," said Blessed Gwala, an IFP member of the KZN provincial legislature.
Gwala called on President Ramaphosa to take action against those responsible.
"He must ensure that his Thuma Mina campaign is not meant to send ANC leaders to steal and abuse public funds."
He also demanded that Nomusa Dube-Ncube, MEC for governance and traditional affairs, investigate the matter as well.
Additionally, Gwala expressed concerns about government misspending of public resources in general. He said that this was contributing to inadequate service delivery in impoverished communities.
"The basic needs of the poor are not being prioritised in the use of available resources and therefore are not translating into very achievable improved lives and services for all South Africans," Gwala said.
The IFP urged citizens to remain vigilant to protect public funds from further looting.
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