DA's 'Cabinet Report Card' a publicity stunt - ANC

2014-12-01 17:23
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Cape Town – The ANC said the DA’s rating of the ruling party’s executive is too ridiculously subjective for anyone to take seriously.

The office of ANC Chief Whip Stone Sinzani was responding DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane’s announcement to the party's end-of-year "Cabinet Report Card” on Monday.

“As we have said over the years, the DA is not a rating agency; it has neither political objectivity nor rational assessment tools to qualify it to conduct a serious judgment of any area of government's work,” the office of the ANC chief whip said.

The ANC dismissed the DA’s announcement and likened it to a “cheap publicity stunt”.

Earlier the Maimane said President Jacob Zuma failed to lead South Africa, especially when it comes to the economy.

“It's clear... in our view that President Jacob Zuma has failed exceptionally in his job," Maimane told reporters in Cape Town.

He was presenting the party's end-of-year "Cabinet Report Card", in which the DA scored Zuma one out of 10, and his Cabinet an overall four.

Maimane said the report card was based on a "comprehensive assessment" of Zuma's performance - and that of his "bloated" Cabinet - since May, following the general election.

Among other things, Zuma had ducked any responsibility for the scandal around the spending on his private homestead at Nkandla, in KwaZulu-Natal, had failed to hold the state to account for the R30bn lost to corruption each year, and had failed to lead on South Africa's most crucial issue, that of the economy.

Maimane said it was becoming harder and harder for South Africans to find work. Responding to questions about Finance Minister Nhanhla Nene's score of six out of 10, Maimane said he faced a tough job in that the state was incapable of efficiently running its own budget.

"He faces a tough job of having to say where are the areas he can cut [spending]; he [also] faces the prospect next year of a tax rate hike." Maimane said he thought Nene had handled the recent medium-term budget policy statement well.

Lowest-scoring ministers on the DA's 2014 report were Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, one out of 10; Communications Minister Faith Muthambi, one out of 10; and Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, one out of 10.

The top-scoring Cabinet member was Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, who was awarded eight out 10.

Read more on:    da  |  anc  |  mmusi maimane  |  jacob zuma  |  johannesburg  |  parliament 2014  |  politics

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