Cape Argus

Makhura’s reshuffle irks opposition


GAUTENG premier David Makhura’s decision to appoint his third Social Developmen­t MEC in less than a year has come under fire from the main opposition party in the provincial legislatur­e yesterday.

Yesterday, Gauteng DA’s spokespers­on on social developmen­t, Refiloe Nt’sekhe, slammed Makhura for his decision to move former Social Developmen­t MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi to health, to replace sacked former MEC Dr Bandile Masuku. Makhura then appointed former MEC for Economic Developmen­t Morakane Mosupyoe as the new Social Developmen­t MEC, but this irked the DA.

“This means that this year alone there will have been three MECs who have headed this department which is worrying considerin­g that this department has been without a head for four months since the passing of the late MEC Thuliswa Nkabinde-Khawe.

“MEC Lesufi was appointed in an acting position to the Department of Social Developmen­t, but with all the challenges in his Department of Education, he did not have adequate time nor the passion to serve two department­s at the same time,” Nt’sekhe said.

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