Urgent Release 07 December 2015

Sincere condolences to the family of the late Shadrack Ngema aka Magubane of Emzini Wezinsizwa fame.

Professor Nhlanhla Khubisa, The NFP Secretary General, said "The NFP National Executive Committee expresses it's condolences to the family, relatives, friends and fans of the Late Shadrack Ngema who was affectionately known as Magubane - The tradional healer (inyanga) in the SABC series known as Emzini Wezinsizwa. Shadrack Ngema was a household name and a prolific actor. He contibuted immensely to the Arts and Culture industry and he brought laughter to all those who watched him play on TV paticularly as Magubane the traditional healer. He also had some vast experience of being an actor, having acted on plays/casts like Shaka Zulu. Mr Shadrack Ngema also acted on many plays on radio stations like Ukhozi FM. He was also a radio announcer of note. He will be sorely remembered by many people as a kind, humble and multi- talented man.

On behalf of The National Freedom Party NEC and all structures of our Party I convey condolences to all the people of South Africa who were positively impacted by the life of Shadrack Ngema. The NEC also conveys its condolences to his colleagues at SABC - Ukhozi FM. May his family, relatives, friends, colleagues and fans, find comfort and solace in knowing that all South Africans do care and pray for them at this time of bereavement. May his soul rest in peace"

Issued by

Prof Nhlanhla Khubisa,NFP Secretary General and National Spokesperson

NFP on 16 Days of activism against women and children abuse.

NFP National Spokesperson Prof Nhlanhla Khubisa said, on behalf of the National Executive Committee of the NFP, ' As the country begins a campaign of 16 days of Activism against Women and Child Abuse, the NFP National Executive Committee would wish to call upon all South Africans to intensify the war against women and child abuse. We have seen children and women, especially the elderly women who are usually left alone in their homes being sexually harassed, molested or raped which is a gross violation of their basic human right and it is demonstration of inhumanity, cruelty and insensitivity. The NFP condemns any form of human trafficking especially that of our girls. We call upon all South Africans to stand up, expose and isolate rapists and abusers from their midst. The NFP condemns all forms of domestic violence including patriarchal and chauvinistic tendencies. The NFP calls upon the police to arrest those who abuse women and children, and they have to be prosecuted and harsh sentences must be meted out against them. The NFP also calls upon the government to conduct a referendum on death penalty: the South Africans must speak out and express their feelings about how they would feel about the capital punishment being brought back.

The NFP also calls upon government to expand education awareness campaigns against the abuse of women and children in townships, rural areas and farms. The NFP also condemns all forms of discrimination according to gender be they overt or covert''

issued by
Prof Nhlanhla Khubisa, NFP National Spokesperson