OPPOSITION parties at the Matatiele Local Municipality are fuming over the appointment of Khanyiso Walaza as general manager of economic development and planning. Walaza was appointed at a council sitting on Tuesday. Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters councillors wanted to be excluded in the decision of appointing Walaza as they believe it is illegitimate. The post has been vacant since 2015. EFF chief whip Tumo Mothapa says Walaza’s appointment is cadre deployment by the ruling party.