IFP slates KZN legislature expansion

2012-10-14 22:45

Johannesburg - Plans to increase the staff of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature would add R35.5m to its running costs, the Inkatha Freedom Party said on Sunday.

IFP chief whip in the provincial legislature Mntomuhle Khawula said the expansion proposal was put forward by Manto Management Consultants.

"This is just one of the many ways to create jobs for pals and exercise cadre deployment for the ANC as there is absolutely no need for additional staff in the legislature," he said.

Deputy Speaker of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature, Mtholephi Mthimkhulu defended the move, saying it was in line with the oversight and accountability model adopted in April.

He said the province's legislature was the largest, in terms of demographics and other comparatives, but employed only 210 people.

This was very low compared to the Gauteng Legislature, which employed over 500 people and the Eastern Cape which employed 400.

Khawula said 101 more people would be employed if the plan were implemented.

"We are really saddened by this lack of political maturity and lack of simple corporate governance knowledge by some in leadership positions," Mthimkhulu said.

  • SharonE - 2012-10-14 23:25

    "This is just one of the many ways to create jobs for pals and exercise cadre deployment for the ANC as there is absolutely no need for additional staff in the legislature" What??? The ANC does this??? Who would have thought....

      walter.o.latham - 2012-10-15 06:54

      The ANC cadres are justifying the increase in staff by making comparisons with other provinces which are already overstaffed for the same reasons..... jobs for pals etc etc. To make a similar comparative; I was involved with agriculture and the local Department of Agriculture where I lived was staffed by 3 qualified people. Today it has over 30 staff members, none of which have qualifications to speak of!!!! Sounds familiar doesn't it?

  • Prince Bird - 2012-10-15 00:24

    Ok,those ppl r the once promised jobs to inflate the membership of ANC for Mangaung! oryt i see good plan neh! Pity we can read ur tactics dis days

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-10-15 08:47

    Maybe it is better to improve the work of the existing institution than to complicate the matter even more? Or its just another opening of a money laundrette?

  • pmalungana - 2012-10-15 09:15

    The ANC is becoming incresingly stubborn and arrogant these days, can some one show them the way

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-10-15 10:26

    \oversight and accountability model\??? If people got arrested for misleading, this guy would have been in already. What does politicians know about this phrase especially kzn guys? In this current administration words are just floating around really, the kingpin of this is ofcourse jackson mthembu.

  • JamesMWood - 2012-10-15 11:09

    Create a 104 jobs at a cost of R30 000 each per month. What are they employing? Surely they have enough managers with nothing to do already? What a waste of tax payers money

  • sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-15 12:03


  • Mike Mbongolo Purchase - 2012-10-15 20:37

    Something is going to snap soon.

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