Mmemezi firing long overdue - DA

2012-07-02 13:19

Johannesburg - Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane's office refused to comment on Monday on a report that she would have dismissed Housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi had she not been overseas.

The Democratic Alliance in Gauteng said: "We hope that this report is true, as his firing is long overdue.

"The premier should fire him from China," DA Gauteng caucus leader Jack Bloom said.

"Mmemezi represents everything wrong with the ANC's policy of cadre deployment where incompetents are placed in office and retained even as scandal rages around them," he said.

The Star newspaper reported that Mmemezi was to have been fired before the end of the month and that Mokonyane wanted to be in the country when it happened.

"That decision is for the premier to make. I cannot respond to speculation. The decision on MEC Mmemezi is the premier's decision. I am not in a position to firm up what The Star has reported," Mokonyane's spokesperson Xoli Mngambi said.

The premier reportedly had the full support of Gauteng ANC chairperson Paul Mashatile and the party's provincial secretary David Makhura, who is Mmemezi's deputy.

Mokonyane was leaving for China on Monday. Mngambi at first said he could not reveal her return date as he was "not allowed to give out that kind of information". Then he said he did not know when she was returning as he was driving. He would try to find out whether he was allowed to publicise the date.

Mmemezi recently made headlines for his alleged misuse of government funds, including a claim that he used his department-issued credit card to buy a R10 000 painting from a fast-food restaurant in Pretoria.

West Rand teenager Thomas Ferreira was seriously injured when he was hit by a VIP vehicle linked to Mmemezi in November 2011. The matter is currently in court.

Dumisa Ntuli, the spokesperson for the ANC in Gauteng was not immediately available for comment.

  • Nicholas - 2012-07-02 13:30

    It is not only his firing that is long overdue ...

      daniel.jacobs.3766 - 2012-07-02 13:47

      What's the bet he will be replaced by just another one like him?!

      Henri - 2012-07-02 13:51

      one can only hope that they fire themselves and soon !!!!!!!!!!!

      Eye's Cue - 2012-07-02 13:59

      Well said, I totally agree. Vote for D.A., vote to change this ridiculous system!!! Enough is enough. Is there anyone in the A.N.C. who we can truthfully rely on or look up to?

  • Michele - 2012-07-02 13:31

    Good bye and good riddance.

  • Henk - 2012-07-02 13:40

    Driving over school children while late for meetings....

      jeanlouis.indekeu - 2012-07-02 14:22

      no - for a breakfast or some other fingerlicking working dinner - but certainly not for work !! !!

  • Ryno - 2012-07-02 13:50

    he will be re-deployed to limpopo to continue the sterling work he has done so far for the gauteng gov!!

  • phillys.winterbottom - 2012-07-02 13:50

    another retard with a std 6 in charge of millions of Rands. Unbelievable!!! This piece of cow dung had it been in any other country, would have been fired from his sweeping job long, long ago!!!

  • johan.human.50 - 2012-07-02 14:25

    But look at these pictures and the work that SHE and her department has approved! And there is much more to that. And if you want to read more then also look at the pdf documents filed under the following link:

      smili.fication - 2012-07-02 14:34

      I also suggest people look at this... I did. The pictures at least. This is what our tax is paying for :( That and so the ANC condom comrades can get fat on cake...

  • johnathon.masters - 2012-07-02 14:33

    At last the ANC is removing corrupt, clueless and inefficient cadres from its ranks. This is not easy for me to say, but well done ANC, this is the way forward for a clean and efficient Government.

  • phumi.ntlabati - 2012-07-02 14:34

    Again the media is persecuting people in the court of public opinion without any evidence! It is the same witch-hunt that got Simphiwe Nyanda fired four years ago but to this date nothing was proven in a competent court of law. Whether Cdre Memezi is guilty or not it is for the courts to decide! Why did the comrades not rubber stamp the MAT policy in that conference in Midrand only God knows?

      smili.fication - 2012-07-02 14:38

      Phumi you fat troll. AGAIN your stupidity finds it's way to a "persecuting media site." You and your condom comrades should go to hell.

      vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-07-02 14:55

      I think that the problem is that the ANC never pursues these criminals in court. They simply fire them or re-locate them and leave it at that. They need to ensure some sort of recovery of stolen money. Otherwise the taxpayers must sue the ANC for mismanagement. For example, is any claim being made on the estate of the lying thief Shiceka? We want our stolen money back there as well.

  • kmaruma - 2012-07-02 14:38

    This bugger moet net voet$ek Let's hope he will be replaced by someone competent

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-07-02 15:26


  • kmaruma - 2012-07-02 14:38

    Zuma and his circus are next

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-07-02 14:41

    Nomvula is notoriously slow to act on most things. She is also living in denial about her government's under-performance in Gauteng. She is blissfully under the impression that they are fulfilling their mandate and that the residents (voters) are in seventh heaven. It is under this sort of leadership that Mmemezi and others are enjoying stealing from us. I believe that the president needs to act on Nomvula as she has failed to take decisive action when needed. But while she deserves a disciplinary hearing, I believe that Mmemezi deserves to be whacked with criminal and civil charges, over and above being fired.

  • Kenny - 2012-07-02 14:41

    If you have been voting ANC you are least qualified to critise them for being so corrupt you aided and abetted corruption by voting for them so please SHUT UP

      Sharon - 2012-07-02 14:50

      you vote for them then you are partly responsible for their behavour so if i was you i would shut up

  • Gavin - 2012-07-02 14:47

    it seems that anyone appointed by the another national crisis party ends up getting a golden handshake and not escorted off the premises. I reckon the job application form must read something like: criminal record (required) conscience (not required) no previous experience (in any type of job required) sick leave/annual leave allocation (depends on offence committed) company credit card limit - N/A must have picture of JZ on wall, in car, in bathroom at home if caught stealing - you will be promoted or hired by the cANCer I am so tired of seeing pictures/article about corrupt government officials on the front page of f'ing every newspaper. have these people no shame ????????

      Ze Don - 2012-07-02 14:59

      In short... NO! It's a result of a sense of entitlement that the government encourages. Unfortunately a sense of responsibility is not a prerequisite either!

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-07-02 15:22

      Picture of JZ: in your toilet bowl! Yes please!! Ha ha Any uneducated idiot off the street can get a job with them. "Must speak "BIG" word English (even if you have no fu€|

  • Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-07-02 15:18

    I'm sorry but, in every other job today, if you are incompetent, stealing, defrauding or even embarrassing your company you are fired. Why then, in government is it any different and why the fu€|< do they keep these idiots on just to shuffle them around? Wtf?? Just fire them and find somebody better suited an they take you to the CCMA they won't get a dime as they'll be able to prove incompetence, end of story!! As soon as it goes to court it becomes an expensive, drawn out issue!! ANC must grow some BALLS!!

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