KZN storm damage: MEC must rectify his failure to work with elected uMngeni representatives
12 January 2022
The Democratic Alliance (DA) notes the recent actions of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Human Settlements and Public Works MEC, Jomo Sibiya, following severe storm damage in several parts of the province.
The MEC recently visited the municipalities if Msunduzi and uMngeni. This after informing both the Mayor of Msunduzi and the District Mayor of uMgungundlovu of his intention and extending an invitation to them to accompany him.
However, no such communication or invitation was forthcoming to Umngeni Mayor, Chris Pappas. In fact, it would seem that the MEC intended to visit this municipality without being accompanied by its elected government officials.
Regrettably, it appears that MEC Sibiya is placing party politics ahead of the needs of KZN’s people. Certainly this latest move indicates that he is only willing to work with members of his own party and not with the elected representatives of municipalities, if they are not from the ANC.