DA gives most KZN MECs an F

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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.

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