DA’s dismal scores for KZN premier, MECs

2014-12-12 00:00

THE DA pulled no punches yesterday when they delivered their annual scorecard for the provincial government.

First Citizen Senzo Mchunu scored a below average three out 10. But beating him to the worst in the Class of 2014 were Speaker in the Legislature Lydia Johnson, Economic Development MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu and Transport MEC Willies Mchunu, who scored only two out of 10.

DA provincial parliamentary leader Sizwe Mchunu presented the KZN Cabinet 2014 Report Cards at briefing at the Provincial Legislature yesterday.

The party was unapologetic on the scores given to the premier and the MECs, in fact, in some instances, Mchunu said the party had been generous.

He went as far as calling Cogta MEC Nomusa Dube “a disaster that had a tendency of not answering questions”, and scored her three.

Saving face, however, was Finance MEC Belinda Scott, who was scored eight for “regularly attending meetings, responding to parliamentary questions, and at least making an effort”.

The DA scorecard measures the overall performance of the KZN premier and MECs.

“Most MECs don’t see the need to urgently respond to matters that we raise here. There is a general lack of responses and correspondence between us and the MEC.”

Scoring Health MEC a five, he said Sibongiseni Dhlomo’s score was a “generous gesture”.

“It was difficult to even give him that number because we believe that he has lost complete touch with his department and it is clear that he is worried about being re-elected as the chairperson of the region rather than carrying out his duties. He is also not a favourite in the premier’s camp,” claimed Mchunu.

He lambasted the premier, saying his “lack of decisiveness in the premier’s office had a ripple effect”.

“King Goodwill Zwelithini’s reputation has been compromised, no one knows what is happening with the Royal Trust and Royal Household, it is in a ­chaotic state with duplication of roles,” said Mchunu.

He said the province was in a financial crisis under Mchunu’s leadership.

Overall the province scored a disappointing five out of 10.

“There is room for improvement. We are not convinced that the premier has the leadership skills to lead the people of KZN. He leads a divided cabinet and he has failed to crack the whip on his MECs who need the encouragement,” said Mchunu.

• Amanda.khoza@witness.co.za

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