DA rates KZN’s MECs

2012-11-30 00:00

SENZO Mchunu is KZN’s top performing MEC and the most improved, according to the Democratic Alliance.

Mchunu scored seven out of 10 in what has become an annual scorecard by the opposition party.

DA provincial leader Sizwe Mchunu told reporters the ANC’s upcoming Mangaung elective conference seemed to have impacted negatively on the running of the province. Some MECs had been focused on their political work to the detriment of the departments they headed.

He pointed to Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo, who chairs the ANC’s eThekwini region. He dropped to a four from a top rating last year.

Also scoring seven out of 10 were Finance MEC Ina Cronjé and her Transport counterpart Willies Mchunu. However, Mchunu scored four in his other role as MEC for Community Safety and Liaison.

Human Settlements and Public Works MEC Ravi Pillay received a six and five respectively for his two portfolios.

Premier Zweli Mkhize went down to four in the ratings, while KZN Legislature Speaker Peggy Nkonyeni rose to six. Worst performing MECs were Meshack Radebe (Agriculture) and Mike Mabuyakhulu (Economic Development and Tourism), who scored three each.

Mchunu said Mabuyakhulu was ineffective as a catalyst for economic development, while Radebe did not understand his portfolio.

Mkhize responded: “Although we regard the score card exercise as just a gimmick, the DA, like any other political party, is welcome to assess the performance of government … because this government represents the will of the people … we will pay attention to issues which we believe require urgent attention …”

Premier Zweli Mkhize responded: Although we regard the score card exercise as just a gimmick, the DA like any other political party is welcomed to asses the performance of government. It should be noted that this is not a true reflection of the performance of government. However, because this government represents the will of the people of KwaZulu-Natal, we will pay attention to issues which we believe requires urgent attention and we will ignore those that are aimed at creating pessimism.

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