MEC’s Balfour offer ‘an insult’

2011-03-25 08:38

The proposal by Gauteng’s Local Government MEC Humphrey Mmemezi to incorporate the town of Balfour in Mpumalanga into Gauteng was an insult to his own party, the DA said today.

“Mmemezi’s proposal is actually an insult to his own political party in Mpumalanga,” said the Democratic Alliance’s Jack Bloom.

“The ANC should not play around with provincial boundaries just to solve its internal inadequacies.”

He said there was no compelling reason to make another provincial boundary change.

“It is a constitutional matter and a process fraught with problems. It is political expediency to transfer Balfour to Gauteng when the real problem there is ANC mismanagement,” Bloom said.

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