Lindiwe Sisulu hires Susan Shabangu to advise on water – Emma Powell

DA says this is the latest in a long list of incompetent and unqualified cadres appointed

Sisulu hires failed Minister Shabangu to advise on Water

25 May 2020

The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu has appointed failed ex-Minister Susan Shabangu as Water Services advisor.

This was revealed in a reply to a Parliamentary Question put to the Minister.

Shabangu is the latest in a long list of incompetent and unqualified cadres appointed by Sisulu to fill lucrative positions in her technically bankrupt department.

Shabangu's track record in government speaks for itself and she resigned from Parliament last year after being denied a position on President Ramaphosa's cabinet.

Failed ex Minister Bathabile Dlamini and ex NDPP Menzi Simelane were also appointed by Sisulu earlier this year - both of whom were subject to scathing findings by the Constitutional Court.

This latest appointment is indicative of Sisulu's absolute disregard for the people of this nation, already languishing under the crushing weight of drought, disease and endemic ANC government incompetence.

Sisulu's penchant for appointing incompetent and unqualified cadres to lucrative taxpayer-funded positions in her Department further flies in the face of her ongoing "Sisulu anti-corruption" PR campaign.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) will add this to the long list of irregular appointments already submitted to the Public Protector for investigation.

Issued by Emma Powell,Deputy Shadow Minister Water and Sanitation and Human Settlements, 25 May 2020