Praise for ANC move on poor governance
IT IS encouraging to see the ANC finally tackling issues of poor governance on a party level rather than waiting for the courts to decide.
The recent ousting of the former mayor of ethekwini, Zandile Gumede, the charges and now the raising of some issues via the integrity commission seem to be getting down to the nitty- gritty of Gumede’s governance.
She has a huge political following, aided and abetted during her very controversial ( and disastrous) term as mayor.
The strike by the Durban Solid Waste ( DSW) workers really showed what a political liability she was, and dragging the City’s administration further downhill.
As for the DSW, it surprises me to see the number of fancy, highspec 2.8 turbo bakkies used by the officials when less expensive vehicles could perform the same function.
As for Gumede, the question to ask is why is she so afraid of the integrity commission when she has nothing to hide?
Also, why is she being paid when she is suspended? State employees on suspension should be paid 50% of their salaries until their names have been cleared.
Gumede raises “any report could be used to pin her down in court”. Any report on what, may I ask?
Is our judicial system so weak and does the prosecution team not have access to its own information? MUHAMMAD OMAR | Durban North