DA gives most KZN MECs an F
MOST of the KZN MECs are underperforming, the DA said as it released the scorecard of the KZN cabinet yesterday.
The MECs were rated on a score between F and A, with F being the lowest and A being the highest any one could score.
Five MECs received F, another five received E while four of them were rated D.
None of them received an A rating. Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, Education MEC Mthandeni Dlungwane, Social Development MEC Weziwe Thusi, Sports and Recreation MEC Bongi Sithole-Moloi, and Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube were the lowest scorers who received Fs.
Finance MEC Belinda Scott, Legislature Speaker Lydia Johnson and Human Settlements and Public Works MEC Ravi Pillay were the highest scorers who received Ds.
Delivering the scorecard, DA provincial leader Zwakele Mncwango said they had found it difficult to hold the ANC-led government to account due to MECs who did not attend committee meetings nor answer written questions.
“The working environment within the legislature has also been affected by a lack of attendance and complete disregard by many MECs at sittings, finance hearings, portfolio committees and even at legislature events across the province,” he said.
The province’s MECs show the same disrespect for the auditor-general’s recommendations, said Mncwango.
“During the Scopa mid-term hearings into the various departments, less than 20% of all MECs bothered to attend,” he said.
Mncwango said the DA had submitted 201 written parliamentary questions this year and that 144 were replied to. “The Office of the Premier was one the worst offenders when it came to not responding ...” — WR.