PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Mathlavani
 
Comments: 2
Article views: 0
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Mathlavani's badges.
 

Now is the time to replace ANC (the big tax spender)

19 March 2014, 10:55

While presenting his 2014/15 budget on Tuesday, finance MEC Madala Masuku tabled the Mpumalanga Special Adjustment Appropriation Bill to transfer funds to Mabuza’s office to make up the shortfall.

.?R10?million was taken from the social welfare services budget which is used to provide food parcels for the poor, and funds for charities supporting rape victims and child-headed households;

.?R5?million was appropriated from the public works, roads and transport department which may now come under pressure after roads and bridges were damaged by floods in the eastern part of the province in the past two weeks;

.?R41?million was taken from the cooperative government department;

.?R5?million was taken from human settlements; and

.?R9?million was taken from finance.

Provincial director-general Nonhlanhla Mkhize hired Carol Bouwer Productions to organise all its Mandela memorial events after the elder statesman’s death on December 5.

The largest of these, held at Mbombela Stadium on December 10, involved setting up a stage and sound system, organising TV screens for a live crossing to the national service at Joburg’s FNB Stadium, and hiring SA Idols finalists Brenden Ledwaba and Musa Sukwene to perform.

Smaller events included a service in Middelburg which was held in the town hall, and others in marquees in Ermelo, Bushbuckridge, Malalane and Mkhuhlu.

Malema was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd when he arrived at Umjindi townships near the mining town of Barberton at 1.30pm on a scorching day.

Addressing the crowd amid a heavy police presence, while ANC members looked on from a distance, Malema tore into Mabuza.

“This province is very corrupt and DD [Mabuza] is a mafia. No tender is awarded if DD doesn’t want [it to be awarded]. ANC members who don’t belong to DD’s faction don’t get jobs,” Malema said.

“I used to go to DD’s farm [when he was an ANC member] here in Barberton just to eat and I got nothing. If you’re an independent thinker, he and those in his faction feel uncomfortable,” he added.

Malema then accused President Jacob Zuma of having promised 500 000 jobs in 2009, which he failed to deliver. Instead, Malema said, 1.4 million jobs were lost in the country.

“Zuma gets confused with numbers. He quotes figures that are economically unrealistic,” he said.

We all know a 15 year old boy shot by police at Pumalanga during service delivery protest. We all know about swimming pools in Pumalanga’s roads. We have rivers in our townships made burst sewage pipes.

Is time to try something new on our table. EFF came in to being due to ignorance of ZANC the big money spender and come to you saying Government has no enough budget, while billions of rands are spent on unjust events. Waiting for Kandla's report. EFF asijiki

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Revelgen
The Holy Grail of bribes - nuclea...

The Holy Grail of bribery has been the trillion rand nuclear deal, almost certainly already signed by Zuma with Putin, another gangster. But now that is beginning to slip away. Read more...

0 comments 1019 views
Submitted by
SoSaysMyDad
How much would be left after #Fee...

While the university students call for free and decolonised education, it's only proper for businesses to be proactive and help. After all, they have vested interests in their communities with their workforce and as well as their customers.  Read more...

0 comments 151 views
Submitted by
Nicholas K Mashabela
The danger of politicising our ju...

The judicial system of RSA is in danger of being relegated to a mere political contestation field. It is crucial that we protect it. Read more...

0 comments 103 views
Submitted by
Larry
The real reason the ANC cannot ge...

The real reason Zuma cannot be expelled by the ANC is that any sanction pressed against Zuma will cause deep humiliation in the Zulu nation and result in them withdrawing support. Read more...

0 comments 1928 views
Submitted by
Victor van Heerden
Cyril and Gwede: enough of the Ca...

It makes sense that the ANC would have a fondness for Castro seeing, who Cuba helped fight the apartheid regime and got a bloody nose doing so, but let’s draw the line now please.  Read more...

0 comments 1814 views
Submitted by
Fubar Bundy
Post-colonial South Africa: a fai...

We are seeing bloody coups d'état, xenophobia, tribal wars, displaced people fleeing their countries of origin, fugitives and illegal immigrants on a scale never before seen. South Africa is merely the latest victim. Read more...

0 comments 531 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2016 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.