KZN Amigo’s: NPA oppose DA court action

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has opposed court action by the Democratic Alliance aimed at forcing the entity to disclose the record of decision leading to charges of fraud and racketeering being dropped against two senior KZN ANC politicians in the so-called “Amigo’s” case. Yesterday the NPA filed an opposing affidavit after the DA announced […]

Study tours should be more than shopping sprees

Democratic Alliance in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature – Debate on the Whips’ study tour by R adley Keys, MPP Chairperson, I will concentrate on the study tour leg to Mauritius as I was unable to attend the Swiss portion of it.  Our experience was most enlightening and I sincerely hope that we inculcate what we learnt there […]

DA launches KZN registration campaign

Yesterday, the Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal officially launched their voter registration campaign in the Ugu District. This campaign, which will continue over the next few weeks, will see DA Leader in KZN Sizwe Mchunu travelling the length and breadth of the province with the aim of encouraging people to vote while at the same time […]

Mandeni municipality a mess – MEC must investigate

The Democratic Alliance has written to KZN COGTA MEC, Nomusa Dube, requesting that she urgently investigate claims of financial mismanagement, nepotism, improper tender procedures and tender collusion amongst others within Mandeni municipality. The DA has learned from a reliable source that the municipality is riddled with corruption.  Many of the problems appear to stem from […]

KZN Amigo’s: NPA deadline tomorrow

Close of business tomorrow marks the court deadline for the National Prosecuting Agency (NPA) to respond with an opposing affidavit to the Democratic Alliance’s application for the record of decision in the Amigo’s case. Early last month the DA announced that it would go to court in a bid to obtain the record of decision […]

DA welcomes Mchunu’s hard line against incompetence

The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal supports provincial education MEC, Senzo Mchunu’s call to fire incompetent officials and teachers. The DA has long argued that it is not the inability of learners but the incompetence of teachers, principals and officials that is the prime cause for low academic standards across our country. We have warned for […]

KZN Amigo’s: DA call on legal teams to abide by legal time frame

The Democratic Alliance has called on attorneys acting on behalf of the NPA and KZN MEC, Mike Mabuyakhulu, to respond with opposing affidavits by the close of business on 20 June, in line with the time constraint prescribed by the rules of the courts. The DA wrote to both parties last week with the appeal […]

KZN medical and nursing malpractice claim – DA call on MEC to investigate

The Democratic Alliance will write to KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo with the request that the Ombudsman urgently investigate an alarming case of alleged medical and nursing malpractice at a provincial hospital. The incident, recently reported to me, apparently saw a patient with a burst appendix initially misdiagnosed as having a ‘bowel obstruction’.   The patient’s […]

DA call for public importance debate following racist remarks about Indian community

The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal has formally written to provincial Speaker, Peggy Nkonyeni requesting that she place an urgent matter of public importance on the agenda for the next parliamentary sitting on Thursday, 20 June. The matter concerns recent racist statements made by a Mr Mfeka from the Mazibuye African forum regarding the Indian community […]

DA welcome introduction of third language to KZN schools

The Democratic Alliance fully supports the introduction of a third language at primary school level in KwaZulu-Natal. The ability to be multi-lingual is essential in a diverse country where the understanding of different languages has the potential to unite people.  We welcome the Basic Education department’s acknowledgement of this.