Cabinet reshuffle ‘factionalism’
THE DA in the Eastern Cape has labelled the provincial government cabinet reshuffle as “factionalism” and “internal dysfunction”.
At a media briefing discussing the state of the ANC in the province, DA provincial leader Nqaba Bhanga said premier Phumulo Masualle was forced to fire four MECs against his will.
“This is an indication of the deep divide within the ruling party,” Bhanga said.
“In the Eastern Cape there is a total lack of service delivery, corruption is flourishing, municipalities are broke, crime is rampant, and quality education and health care are non-existent.
“It has also been reported that the auditor-general’s latest report on the performance of the province’s municipalities will confirm that 33 of the province’s 56 municipalities are in the red.”
He then touched on the ANC in the metro, highlighting the convictions of its councillors Andile Lungisa and Bongo Nombiba.
“The DA-led coalition government in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro has made great strides in providing a better life for all its residents.
“This experience will be used to successfully govern the province when the DA is elected into government in 2019.
“The latest frivolous motion of no confidence brought by the EFF and to be debated on the May 24 highlights the fact that opposition parties care nothing for service delivery in NMB.
“For the Eastern Cape to move forward, we need a growing economy, a functioning government, decent education and health care, a good housing programme and safety and security,” Bhanga said. – Weekend Post Reporter