FF Plus slates Gauteng's new MEC's

By Doug Mattushek - 29 May 2019Views : 139

The Freedom Front Plus has hit out ad Gauteng Premier David Makhura’s new ministers in the province.

Makhura revealed his list of new MEC’s to Mzansi on Wednesday morning, with their swearing in ceremony to be carried out on Thursday.

The FF+, riding the wave of a successful election, have criticised Makhura’s new ministers, in particular the appointment of Faith Mazibuko and Panyaza Lesufi.

"The new executive council of Gauteng that was appointed by the Premier, Mr David Makhura, does not inspire much confidence for a better future for Gauteng and its people," read the statement.

"The only ray of hope is that the former MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, who openly waged a war against mother-tongue education and Afrikaans in particular, has been removed. He has now been placed with Finances and e-government.

"Lesufi's placement, however, also creates new uncertainties as he previously showed that he is unable to properly manage his department. He has now once again been appointed in a very important position.

"This is problematic as there was, for instance, a lot of confusion regarding the number of schools that had been built in Gauteng under Lesufi's leadership seeing as his statistics differed from the figures provided by Angie Motshekga, the then Minister of Basic Education. The FF Plus will keep a very close eye on him.

"It is also lamentable that only black people were appointed in the executive council and that the ANC's statement that government must on all levels be demographically representative of our country's citizens came down to no more than lip service in this case.

"White, coloured and Indian people have been pushed aside and it is a clear indication that the ANC has merely transformed into a racial nationalist organisation that only benefits itself and its supporters.

"A shining example of the poor quality of the appointments is the re-appointment of Faith Mazibuko at Community Safety from the portfolio of Sport, Art, Culture and Recreation. She is infamous for her racist remarks to senior officials in her former department, which prompted the FF Plus to lodge a complaint against her with the Human Rights Commission.”