DA KZN extends condolences following murder of Abahlali Basemjondolo kwaNdengezi Chair

It is with tremendous sadness that we learn of the brutal slaying of Abahlali Basemjondolo kwaNdengezi Chairperson, Thuli Ndlovu, who died last night after being shot seven times by unknown gunmen. The DA extends its most sincere and heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. DA eThekwini caucus leader, Zwakele Mncwango and Councillors, together with […]

SA Today: A trillion good reasons to stop Zuma’s Nuclear Deal

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Democratic Alliance SA Today by Helen Zille Leader of the DA When a government department issues a bombshell press statement about a nuclear deal the size of the entire South African budget, and no one in the department except the Minister seems to know about it, alarm bells should be ringing. When the same contentious statement […]

Umhlanga Clinic oversight visit reveals desperate situation

A recent DA oversight visit to the Umhlanga Local Clinic has revealed dismal conditions at this busy facility. The clinic was recently reassigned as a temporary treatment centre by the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. This after the municipality sold its old fixed-site premises to a property developer. The DA visit has revealed the following; -          No […]

Housing project still incomplete after 17 long years

The  DA will request an urgent probe by the Public Protector after an oversight visit to a Mariannhill housing project this weekend revealed that it remains incomplete after 17 long years. The Inkanyezi Housing project was first begun in 1997 yet houses remain unfinished – without roofs – while people are forced to live in […]

Crime stats may be final nail in the coffin

The credibility of the province’s crime statistics, released last week, have come under fire as massive  discrepancies come to light, including SAPS stations with a 100 percent drop in crime while other areas not known for crime, see an increase of up to 6 000 percent. One such instance is Westville police station which, according […]

Prince Mshiyeni porter crisis causing havoc

The DA has been reliably informed by a professional source at Durban’s Prince Mshiyeni Memorial that a shortage of porters at the hospital is causing havoc. While porters’ posts are non-clinical, the shortage is causing medical backlogs as operations are either delayed or cancelled.  With an estimated three such occurrences daily, this is no doubt […]

MEC must submit Reed Dance crash findings to portfolio committee

The Democratic Alliance calls on KZN Transport MEC, Willies Mchunu, to submit the findings of a probe into last year’s tragic Reed Dance bus accident to the provincial portfolio committee. According to a media report the investigation into the crash, which killed nine Zulu maidens and two guardians, has finally been completed after a year. […]

Arson suspected in parliamentary office fire

The DA in KwaZulu-Natal is extremely disturbed to learn that the preliminary forensic investigation into last week’s fire, which gutted most of our Pietermaritzburg parliamentary office, suggests that this could be an act of arson. At this stage there are indications that the fire was started by a person or persons.  We have also been […]

DA call for monthly KZN crime stats

The Democratic Alliance calls on KZN Community Safety MEC, Willies Mchunu, to release crime statistics for the province on a monthly basis. The move comes after the Western Cape announced that figures would soon be reported to the public each month. The DA in KZN commends MEC Dan Plato on this forward thinking strategy.  We […]

Why won’t Education MEC answer sex offender questions?

The Democratic Alliance is extremely disappointed by the failure of KZN Education MEC, Peggy Nkonyeni, to reply to a written parliamentary question around mechanisms to keep teacher sexual offenders out of the province’s schools. On 21 August I submitted a written parliamentary question to the MEC.  To date I have had no reply despite the […]