Journalists open case against IFP

2011-07-14 09:02

Independent Newspapers journalists have opened a case of assault and intimidation against the IFP, Isolezwe newspaper reported today.

A photographer was reportedly forced to delete pictures of trucks being stripped of IFP branding yesterday.

The newspaper reported that the photographer, a reporter and the news editor of The Mercury had been trying to write a story about IFP cars being sold to cut costs.

According to Isolezwe, the IFP was struggling to stay afloat following its poor performance in the local government elections, with fewer councillors contributing to the party’s coffers.

It reported that each councillor contributed R1 000 a month. While the IFP controlled 29 KwaZulu-Natal municipalities before the elections, it now controls only two.

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