Cab­i­net reshuf­fle ‘fac­tion­al­ism’

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - NEWS -

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

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