Parties not fulfilling mandate

2016-12-13 06:01

RECORDS around the submission of oversight parliamentary questions to KZN Premier Willies Mchunu and MEC’s have revealed that the DA submitted 100% of all questions in 2016.

Between January and November 2016, the DA’s 10-member caucus in the KZN Legislature submitted 199 parliamentary questions. No other party submitted a single question — in other words, not one member from any other opposition party put a single question to the premier and his MECs.

These figures are revealing. They show that other opposition parties have abdicated this responsibility. More alarmingly, the KZN speaker’s own party, the ANC, have stopped exercising any public oversight of their own MECs. This is a shocking development and speaks to the total collapse of the practice of good governance across all spheres of the Zuma-led ANC.

Unlike the National Assembly, which has twin priorities of passing new laws and holding the executive accountable, provincial legislatures have as their primary responsibility the oversight of provincial departments and their budgets. The success or failure of the speaker of the KZN Legislature is totally dependent on whether the institution strengthens or inhibits this vital oversight function.

The figures also show that the DA is the only party fulfilling its mandate within the KZN Legislature. They show that the DA is working hard to expose corruption and inefficiency at every level within the province. And they show that the DA is committed to a ensuring a brighter future for the people of KZN.

MARK STEELE, MPL

Chief Whip to the DA

KZN Legislature

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.

/News
 

How to get rid of fleas

Before you call in the pricey exterminators, try this DIY approach that promises to get your flea problem under control.

 
 

Paws

12 Cool cat facts
Chocolate can be fatal for dogs
Spider-man star's adorable relationship with his dog
Do you know what you are feeding your dog?
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
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.