MNCWANGO SLAMS KZN CABINET RESHUFFLING
Written by: Sandile Lukhozi
Democratic Alliance (DA) KZN Provincial leader, Zwakele Mncwango has described the recent cabinet reshuffling in the province as an “irrational decision”.
Mncwango’s reactions come after the recent removal of four MEC’s in the province. Their removal comes in exactly a month after Senzo Mchunu resigned as premier of the province.
Speaking during the party’s election candidate’s announcement in Durban yesterday, Mncwango said that it was unnecessary to remove four MECs, however, he highlighted the internal fighting within the African National Congress (ANC) provincial structures as the core reason behind the decision.
“This tells us about how in-depth the internal fighting within the ANC is. Clearly this cabinet change is about fighting for positions without putting people needs first,” Mncwango said.
When the new MECs were announced on Monday, Premier Willies Mchunu said the elected Ministers were capable of succeeding in their new posts.
Mncwango also announced Thabani Mthethwa and Ganas Govender as two individuals that had re-joined the party from National Freedom Party (NFP) and Minority Front (MF) respectively.
Mthethwa, a former NFP chief whip and district secretary said his decision to re-join DA was influenced by “lack of political activity within the NFP structure and eagerness to seek change”.
He said, “My decision to re-join DA came after a lot of thinking and in the end, I thought DA was the right party to join and I am now officially a DA member again. NFP is a closed chapter for me and I am looking forward to the change.”
The party’s eThekwini Mayoral candidate, Haniff Hoosen MP said that it is everyone’s duty to ensure that Durban becomes one city where everyone work to grow each other.
“No community must be forgotten. We have a responsibility to ensure that every resident, every child, and every business can call this place home and be proud of who we are,” Hoosen said.
*Picture: From left to right – Thabani Mthethwa, Zwakele Mncwango, and Ganas Govender