eThekwini blacklists 42 companies

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Nicole Graham, CLLR DA eThekwini Caucus Leader   eThekwini blacklists 42 companies The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the announcement that 42 companies have been blacklisted by the eThekwini Municipality. Although this is a sorry indication of the state of the City, it is a step in the right direction. The companies […]

DA welcomes the arrest of alleged murder plotters

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Zwakele Mncwango, MPL DA KZN Leader   DA welcomes the arrest of alleged murder plotters   The Democratic Alliance (DA) in KwaZulu Natal welcomes the arrest of the Endumeni Mayor Siboniso Mbatha and two other suspects for allegedly plotting to assasinate Endumeni Municipal Speaker, The DA hopes that this is the start of bringing all those that […]

KZN’s dismal Municipal Audit: Accountability starts with MEC Dube-Ncube

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Hlanganani Gumbi, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on CoGTA   KZN’s dismal Municipal Audit: Accountability starts with MEC Dube-Ncube   The Democratic Alliance (DA) is deeply alarmed by the findings of Auditor-General, Kimi Makwethu, which reveal that KwaZulu-Natal has further regressed in terms of municipal management with only six of the province’s 54 municipalities achieving clean audits for […]

DA saddened by murder of KZN Abahlali baseMjondolo branch leader

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Hlanganani Gumbi, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on CoGTA   DA saddened by murder of KZN Abahlali baseMjondolo branch leader   The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal is deeply saddened and concerned by the news that Abahlali baseMjondolo’s eKukhanyeni chairperson in Durban, Sfiso Ngcobo was shot and killed by unknown gunmen last night. We extend […]

KZN needs a permanent SAPS Commissioner, not someone who could be gone tomorrow

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Community Safety and Liaison     KZN needs a permanent SAPS Commissioner, not someone who could be gone tomorrow   The Democratic Alliance (DA) is cautiously optimistic with the surprise appointment of former National Police Commissioner, General Nhlanhla ‘Lucky’ Mkhwanazi as KZN’s new Acting […]

#HospitalHealthCheck: DA to act as MEC ignores RK Khan Hospital’s acute staff shortage

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   #HospitalHealthCheck: DA to act as MEC ignores RK Khan Hospital’s acute staff shortage   The Democratic Alliance (DA) will today write to KZN Health portfolio chairperson, Dr Yusuf Bhamjee regarding chronic staff shortages at RK Khan hospital – with the facility currently […]

IFP’s U-turn during KZN Legislature walkout signals leadership problems

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Francois Rodgers, MPL Leader of the DA in the KZN Legislature   IFP’s U-turn during KZN Legislature walkout signals leadership problems   The DA is bemused by IFP Caucus Leader, Blessed Gwala’s recent comments to the media that the DA walked out of a provincial Legislature Budget Sitting following the unannounced arrival […]

DA Youth in KZN applauds decision to keep Thabani Mzolo in police custody

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Nomfundo Khubone, Cllr DA KZN Youth Deputy Chairperson   DA Youth in KZN applauds decision to keep Thabani Mzolo in police custody   The Democratic Alliance Youth in KZN applauds today’s decision by the Durban Magistrates Court to keep Thabani Mzolo in police custody until his formal bail hearing on 19 June 2018. Mzolo is […]

KZN Legislature budget is not a good budget

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mark Steele, MPL Chief Whip to the DA in the KZN Legislature   KZN Legislature budget is not a good budget   This is not a good budget for the same reason that none of the budgets presented this year is a good budget. They are all poisoned by being drawn […]

DA opposes KZN’s R122 billion Budget for 2018/19

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Francois Rodgers, MPL Leader of the DA in the KZN Legislature   DA opposes KZN’s R122 billion Budget for 2018/19   The Democratic Alliance in the KZN Legislature has today opposed the province’s R122 billion Budget for 2018/19. This is an unprecedented move in more than a decade. It signals the desperate […]