DA: Mkhize fails to pass perfomance scorecard

2011-12-09 00:00

LACK of political strategic planning from KZN Premier Zweli Mkhize earned him a paltry 40% in the Democratic Alliance performance scorecard for the provincial government between January and November 2011.

Releasing the figures yesterday, the DA’s KZN Legislature caucus leader, Sizwe Mchunu, criticised Mkhize for concentrating more on his ANC duties than on the performance of the provincial government.

“The premier failed to lead other MECs in creating substantial jobs, which he undertook to do during his first state of the province address.

Mchunu said the DA also “remains concerned by the growing number of unresolved matters within the Royal Household”.

Economic Development and Tourism, run by embattled MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu, was among four provincial departments that scored below 30% on the DA’s scorecard.

The others are Social Development, Agriculture and Environmental Affairs and Human Settlements.

Finance MEC Ina Cronjé’s department topped the scorecard with 70% “for ongoing austerity measures and the budgeting of a surplus for unforeseen circumstances” and effectively reducing the province’s overdraft to a credit balance.

Health under Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, Education under Senzo Mchunu, Weziwe Thusi’s Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation Department and Nomusa Dube’s Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department all received 60%.

Community Safety and Liaison’s Willies Mchunu received 50% but received a dismal 35% for Transport for “devastatingly high levels of deaths … on our roads”.

Mkhize’s spokesperson criticised the scorecard as an attempt by the DA to divide members of the provincial executive council.

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