Mtshali sticks to his guns

2007-11-15 00:00

IFP leader Dr Lionel Mtshali is not backing down on allegations that KZN Premier S'bu Ndebele is abusing his office to build a business empire.

This despite Ndebele taking legal action on the matter.

Mtshali said yesterday that the IFP accepts the legal challenge and warned that the legal route will put on trial the entire provincial government.

“Is the premier saying that his long protective custody over the sleaze-infested administration of the department of Agriculture by former head of department Dr Jabulani Mjwara earned him and his family no private kick-backs?” asked Mtshali.

According to Mtshali, the IFP also questioned the delay in the release of the forensic investigation report into the Agriculture Department and asked whether this could be linked to concerns about the “Ndebele family's private business”.

Ndebele's spokesman, Logan Maistry, said the premier stands by the statement he made on Tuesday on the matter, denying all Mtshali's allegations.

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