The IFP says the Minister of Education Angie Motshega must not be the only
one apologizing, as called upon by the ANCYL leaders. The party said
President Jacob Zuma must also apologize for the failures of the ANC
"The IFP echoes the call for the Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga to
apologize to the people of Limpopo and South Africa for the mess around the
delivery of school textbooks to Limpopo schools", said Joshua Mazibuko the
IFP Deputy National Spokesperson.
Mazibuko went on to say, "We however believe that Minister Motshekga is not
the only one who must go public in humility and apologize. In our view, the
whole ANC Government and President Jacob Zuma in particular as the Head of
Government owe the citizens of South Africa an apology for the mess into
which they have plunged the country since taking over power eighteen years
"For, despite all the ANC's rhetoric, the facts tell the sad story that the
18 years of ANC rule since the advent of democracy have bequeathed to South
Africa ever deteriorating levels of numeracy and literacy; swelling numbers
of unemployed yet able-bodied men and women; provinces that are dismally
failing to deliver; only 13 municipalities which received a clean audit, out
of 284; roads that have become killing-fields; violent service delivery
protests; and hospitals and clinics that face shortages of skilled manpower
and medicines. In fact the list is endless."
"Any government with a conscience would not pretend that all is well in the
country. The ANC, President Zuma and his Minister must apologize for failing
the people of South Africa."