#KZNRhino: Premier must release Task Team report as 2017 poaching figures eclipse those from last year

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Ann McDonnell, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA)   #KZNRhino: Premier must release Task Team report as 2017 poaching figures eclipse those from last year   The Democratic Alliance today calls on KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Willies Mchunu, to release the long-awaited Task Team report on rhino […]

Bodies piling up as Pietermaritzburg forensic services go on strike

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN  Spokesperson on Health   Bodies piling up as Pietermaritzburg forensic services go on strike   The DA has been reliably informed that staff at the Forensic Pathology Unit in Pietermaritzburg have yet again downed tools with the result that at least 30 bodies are lying piled […]

DA KZN: Speaker must probe ‘thuggery allegations’ against Finance MEC Belinda Scott

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Francois Rodgers, MPL Leader of the DA in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature   DA KZN: Speaker must probe ‘thuggery allegations’ against Finance MEC Belinda Scott   The Democratic Alliance will today write to KwaZulu-Natal Legislature Speaker, Lydia Johnson to request an urgent investigation following serious allegations of unethical behaviour against provincial Finance […]

Fruitless expenditure has become a norm in KwaNongoma

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mphathiseni Ndwandwe, Cllr DA Nongoma Municipality Councillor   Fruitless expenditure has become a norm in KwaNongoma   Despite the denials by KwaNongoma Municipality officials after our exposè on the allegations of the double hiring of people for positions, the DA is in possession of an email by a Human Resources official in […]

DA calls for MEC to decline Msunduzi MM appointment

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Zwakele Mncwango DA KZN Leader   DA calls for MEC to decline Msunduzi MM appointment   The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Msunduzi has written to the MEC of Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nomusa Dube Ncube, calling on her to put the people first and to decline the unlawful appointment of Msunduzi Municipal […]

#ParksidePalace: ‘Knock, knock – is anybody home?’

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Francois Rodgers, MPL Leader of the DA in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature   #ParksidePalace: ‘Knock, knock – is anybody home?’   The Democratic Alliance in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature will call on the province’s Office of the Premier to submit a detailed analysis of expenditure on his official residence, Parkside Place in Pietermaritzburg. […]

Proper road safety law enforcement cannot be a quarterly ritual

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Rafeek Shah, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Transport   Proper road safety law enforcement cannot be a quarterly ritual   The Democratic Alliance in the KwaZulu-Natal has today called for a Western Cape pilot project aimed at detecting and determining blood/alcohol levels in cases of drunk driving to be introduced without […]

Taxi Association operations banned in Alfred Duma Municipality

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Alf Lees, MP DA Uthukela Constituency Leader and DA Deputy Shadow Minister of Finance   Taxi Association operations banned in Alfred Duma Municipality   The DA unequivocally condemns the violence and murders that have occurred in the Ladysmith area and that seem to be associated with rivalry and hostility between […]

Addington Hospital ‘unusual’ death not the first one

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by Dr Imran Keeka – DA KZN Spokesperson on Health The Democratic Alliance has written to KwaZulu-Natal Health portfolio committee Chairperson, Yusuf Bhamjee, to request an urgent independent committee-initiated probe following the alleged suicide of a patient at Addington Hospital last week. The 25 year old man was found hanging in a surgical ward bathroom […]

UMzimkhulu Municipality vacancies must be filled immediately

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  Democratic Alliance media statement by Hlanganani Lukhozi, Cllr DA UMzimkhulu Councillor   UMzimkhulu Municipality vacancies must be filled immediately   The Democratic Alliance (DA) in uMzimkhulu has written to the Municipal Manager, Ziphakamise Sikhosana, calling for the immediate election of a Speaker of UMzimkhulu Council –  a post that has been vacant since the passing […]