Ladysmith massacre highlights need for proper policing

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Zwakele Mncwango DA KZN Leader   Ladysmith massacre highlights need for proper policing   The DA has learnt with horror of the death of six innocent people this morning outside Ladysmith. These people were caught up in the apparent assassination of the Klip River Taxi Association Deputy Chair Mr Ngobese and […]

Ethekwini Speaker rejects DA’s urgent motion on nurdle crisis

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Marlaine Nair, Cllr DA eThekwini Enviromental Planning and Climate Protection Spokesperson   Ethekwini Speaker rejects DA’s urgent motion on nurdle crisis   At a recent Full Council meeting, eThekwini Speaker Cllr William Mapena rejected the Democratic Alliances’ request to table an urgent notice of motion requesting that the executive committee intensify […]

#ParksidePalace: Premier’s Office reneges on Executive Statement

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Francois Rodgers, MPL Leader of the DA in the KZN Legislature   #ParksidePalace: Premier’s Office reneges on Executive Statement   The Democratic Alliance will today demand an explanation from KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Willies Mchunu, following his failure to follow through with an Executive Statement regarding R32 million worth of upgrades at his […]

DA in eThekwini stops controversial by-law

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Zwakele Mncwango DA KZN Leader   DA in eThekwini stops controversial by-law   The Democratic Alliance in eThekwini has effectively outlined why the proposed Rule of Order Amendment by-law could not be passed in today’s Council Meeting. The controversial amendments seek to allow increased power to the Council’s Speaker and Committee […]

Armed eThekwini Metro Police forcefully remove residents from gallery

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Sharon Hoosen, Cllr DA eThekwini Chief Whip   Armed eThekwini Metro Police forcefully remove residents from gallery   The DA in the eThekwini Council is appalled by the order today of the eThekwini Speaker, Cllr. William Mapena, to have residents of the Bottlebrush informal settlement forcefully removed from the gallery in […]

KZN Crime Stats: The real crime is ANC-led government’s apathetic attitude

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr. Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Community Safety and Liaison   KZN Crime Stats: The real crime is ANC-led government’s apathetic attitude   KwaZulu-Natal remains a South African murder hotspot with a 2.2% increase in the number of cases reported from April 2016 to March 2017. The province reported […]

Stench in Phoenix is unbearable

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Eurika Lyndal Singh, Cllr DA eThekwini Councillor Stench in Phoenix is unbearable   The Democratic Alliance in eThekwini is concerned with the municipality’s delays to resolve the long-standing stench affecting the community of Ward 50 in Phoenix. A meeting between Municipal Officials and councillors affected by the pungent smell coming out of […]

KZN Music House forensic audit reveals fraud and corruption at the highest level

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Democratic Alliance media statement by George Mari, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Arts and Culture   KZN Music House forensic audit reveals fraud and corruption at the highest level   The Democratic Alliance has been advised that the long-awaited forensic investigation into alleged fraud and corruption by the province’s Department of Arts and Culture (DoAC) within […]

KZN Agri Dept spends R98 million on shambolic tractor procurement deal

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Sizwe Mchunu, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Agriculture and Rural Development   KZN Agri Dept spends R98 million on shambolic tractor procurement deal   KwaZulu-Natal’s Agriculture Department is in such a shambolic state that it was recently forced to employ the services of Old Mutual’s Masisizane Programme – at a cost […]

#ParksidePalace: R32 million to upgrade Premier’s palace

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by Sizwe Mchunu MPL – DA KZN Spokesperson on Public Works A parliamentary reply to the Democratic Alliance (DA) in KwaZulu-Natal has revealed that the official residence of Premier Willies Mchunu, Parkside Residence in Pietermaritzburg, is currently undergoing unnecessary renovations to the value of a staggering R32 million. According to the 18 October response from […]