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Nkonyeni new KZN education MEC

2013-10-07 11:14

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature speaker Peggy Nkonyeni has been appointed the province's education MEC.

She was sworn in by KwaZulu-Natal Deputy Judge President Achmat Jappie at a brief ceremony in Durban on Monday.

She takes over from Senzo Mchunu, who was elected KwaZulu-Natal premier last month.

Mchunu said the legislature would elect a new speaker on Tuesday.

Nkonyeni, who trained as a secondary school teacher, served as health MEC from 2004 to 2009.

Charges of fraud and corruption against her and six other officials were withdrawn in August last year. They were linked to the sale of water purification plants to the KwaZulu-Natal health department, allegedly at inflated prices. The NPA withdrew the charges after finding there were no prospects of a successful prosecution.

Comments
  • FJ Cele - 2013-10-07 11:20

    Another great example of a leader for our children - with no dirty baggage... #ProudlybroughtbytheANC

      Calvin Mzwenhlanhla Mabaso - 2013-10-07 11:26

      She was once arrested for corruption the other day on corruption charges

      Eric Maloke Maloka - 2013-10-07 11:29

      charges were withdrawn you stupid

      Ria Cook - 2013-10-07 11:36

      And we know why charges are withdrawn, don't we?

      Phillys Winterbottom - 2013-10-07 12:17

      Maloka arzehole, why not read why they were with drawn and who withdrew them before you call others stupid you cretin.

      Patricia Dewet - 2013-10-07 14:30

      Do not worry FUL wants to find out why it was withdrawn. This is again a case of friends in high places.

      sxp - 2013-10-07 14:43

      Withdrawn charges does not mean innocence, especially not in this case. The NPA merely said their current prospects to win was not good, although it remains to be seen if even they did their best. With their track record, I trust them not one bit.

      Jenipher - 2013-10-07 15:49

      Jack of all trades it seems (just like all other ANC cadres). ANC likes recycling...people that is. They just keep on popping up all over the show!

  • Otlile Gwyvara Makena - 2013-10-07 11:38

    this is the same person who had charges of corruption irregularly withdrawn for no apparent reason by the regional NPA head over the "Amigos" case. even though she has a case to answer. then again, in this country, corruption is rewarded. just look at "number 1.

      Sam Nujoma - 2013-10-07 14:45

      Corrupt comrade re-deployment. Proudly brought to you by the aNc

  • Al Loots - 2013-10-07 11:41

    Another National Criminal.

  • Koos van der Merwe - 2013-10-07 11:49

    How does the old saqying go? Ah, yes. Something like :"Working together, we can steal more"? Proudly brought to you by the ANC.

  • Daniel Watson - 2013-10-07 11:49

    in any other career where u have been implicated in fraud , corruption and theft....u would not be considered for a managerial position....only in politics...

      Calvin Mzwenhlanhla Mabaso - 2013-10-07 12:03

      Only in ANC where a person who had criminal case can be given a good position....what do you expect from ANC

      Kevin Daniels - 2013-10-08 08:16

      In any constitutional democracy, the person in question would have resigned and disappeared into oblivion due to personal embarrassment and reputation damage to the Party. Proudly cANCerous!

  • Nomcebo Ngidi - 2013-10-07 11:55

    Congra Peggy

      Bhekinkosi Langa - 2013-10-07 19:54

      I missed u during those days when the Minister of Police misinterpreted clause 206 of the Constitution so welcome back.

  • Mike Peach - 2013-10-07 11:56

    Please erect more huge sign boards so big that jets flying over can see them.

  • Peta Lee - 2013-10-07 11:56

    And another inept, corrupt buddy is appointed - eish!

  • Mike Peach - 2013-10-07 11:57

    Oh,people please dont call them names.

  • Funwithgoats - 2013-10-07 11:58

    Promotion for corruption is ANC policy. Honesty is a sure way to be sidelined and removed.

      Bhekinkosi Langa - 2013-10-07 19:59

      Just like Thabo Mbeki.

  • Louis Van Den Elst - 2013-10-07 12:01

    Enough rope ?

  • Christopher Mark V Lowe - 2013-10-07 12:07

    Another ANC minister with corruption charges hanging all over her. Despite her very limited ability (just look at her track record) our Peggy's done very well for herself through the years. I'm so glad I don't have any kids in school in KZN.

  • Winifred Watson - 2013-10-07 12:38

    Corrupt to the teeth and saved by another corrupt syndicate and then given another position to downgrade education and the ANC says they are serious about combating corruption and uplifting education.................if this is how serious they are then we are all doomed. The very person who let this little lot of the hook has just been appointed in a high position by no other than the corrupt zuma himself. This must really be a plague one infecting the other.

  • Wiseman Ntshwaxu - 2013-10-07 12:49

    ANC brought you democracy and freedom of association...if you think ANC sucks, then dont vote for them....am sick of this noise about corrupt ANC polititians but he majority of this country keep voting them in ..so shut up mann ...Congraaaa Peggy Cooongraaa...!!!!!

      PaasHaas - 2013-10-07 13:00

      Peggy appreciates and thanks you for your support. She's looking forward to getting on the road again, her convoy of black SUV's moving from rural school to rural school and bemoaning the lack of facilities that the poor kids have to contend with. PS - she also said she's good some good medical equipment for sale.

      Al Loots - 2013-10-07 14:24

      Less than half the population actually votes and the ANC only gets the majority of that vote. That makes a mockery of the concept of democracy.

      Bhekinkosi Langa - 2013-10-07 19:47

      Wiseman u are so wise bt u are failing to see that a majority of fools vote for fools who are failing to intepret their own document the Constitution

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-10-07 13:06

    Yes, the same old story.

  • Thuphac Mokoena - 2013-10-07 13:25

    The ANC seems unable or unwilling to appoint untainted persons to leadership positions. Sad.

      Martin Fourie - 2013-10-07 13:34

      Perhaps they can't find any.

  • Richard - 2013-10-07 14:00

    Oh wow and now they have solved all the education problems. What a relief. Idiots.

  • Al Loots - 2013-10-07 14:25

    Another National Criminal steps up to the plate to steal and plunder some more.

  • John Tex - 2013-10-07 14:32

    No place for whites in SA I see

  • Siya Kheswa - 2013-10-07 14:49

    We will support you madam speaker, congratulations!!!

  • Al Loots - 2013-10-07 14:59

    South Africa under black rule has plummeted from the most advanced country on the African continent, just twenty or so years ago, to an increasingly typical Third World tin-pot ramshackle state, subsisting off taxing the remaining white population to fund an ever-increasing “do-nothing civil service” which in absolute numbers is now even bigger than that of the USA. The New Observer

  • james.m.wood.773 - 2013-10-07 14:59

    hang on _ this is the same cow with the fraudulent certificates bought at the local spaza shop, is this going to be in the new curriculum?

  • Pan Jandrum - 2013-10-07 15:06

    She was 'removed' as MEC for Health when she was found guilty of selling X-ray machines to her own dept at triple the costs of the machines. I also recall how she fired one of the state specialists who refused to hand her portrait in his consulting room. Arrogant as well as corrupt!

  • Dave Walker - 2013-10-07 19:09

    no surprise just anothet example JZ appointees in KÍN

  • Kevin Daniels - 2013-10-08 08:05

    Shouldn't a school principal at the very least with a doctorate qualification be appointed as MEC for Education but I guess this is in keeping with this cANCer's unparalleled standards, after all, we have MEC's for health that are not Doctors.... How do people vote for this?

  • Kevin Daniels - 2013-10-08 08:11

    It looks as though the key criteria for these appointments must be prior corruption charges at least, even better if convicted. This may look like its dumb but its actually strategy, no one can tell on anybody! So there is a brain in there after all 'Mr Showerhead?' Never thought he was capable of strategy!

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