IFP worried about removal of Ramaphosa’s picture from provincial legislature

The walls of the legislature precincts are decorated with pictures of past and present Premiers, Speakers as well as Presidents and Deputy Presidents.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG – The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in KwaZulu-Natal says it’s worried about the absence of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s picture from the walls of the Provincial Legislature.

The walls of the legislature precincts are decorated with pictures of past and present Premiers, Speakers as well as Presidents and Deputy Presidents.

The party says it finds the absence of the picture highly disrespectful and appears to be politically motivated ahead of the African National Congress (ANC)’s elective conference in December.

The IFP says while it does not intend to get involved in the ANC’s internal battles it believes the rules and practices of the legislature must never be compromised nor corrupted for political motives

The party’s Blessed Gwala says, “Everybody is there, but the only one that’s now missing who was there is none other than Cyril Ramaphosa.

“We can’t say that that picture was taken for services, but if one is missing, then it shows that someone was doing a mischief or one caucus of a political party has taken a decision to remove it.”