The Inkatha Freedom Party has responded to the cabinet re-shuffle in KwaZulu-Natal with apprehension.
“In spite of recent statements by newly-appointed Premier Willies Mchunu that there will be no changes in the KZN cabinet, we knew that it will be pay-back time for those who opposed Senzo Mchunu. This latest move clearly demonstrates that rewards are now being dished out. It is an indication that those who were appointed by Senzo Mchunu are not favoured by the new ANC leadership in KZN even though they have a lot of experience in government.
The IFP warns the ANC that any structure that is built on hatred, camps and distrust will not stand the test of time and will not benefit the people of KwaZulu-Natal.
We are therefore concerned that by shuffling MECs around or replacing them will only serve to disrupt service delivery and undermine the affected departments’ projected plans and projects for the years ahead. Moves that affect critical departments such as Economic Development, Education and Community Safety have the potential to undermine stability and sends a negative message about the provincial government’s commitment to the people of KZN.
We will be monitoring the performances of the new MECs and will continue our watchdog role in the interest of our people”, said IFP National Chairman and Leader of the IFP KZN Caucus in the Legislature, Hon Blessed Gwala MPL.
Mr Blessed Gwala
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