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Need 24-hour-a-day policing for our roads

March 8th, 2018

THE DA is saddened by the high spate of accidents and fatalities on Eastern Cape roads last weekend. Our heartfelt condolences go to the families and loved ones of those who have passed away. As shadow MEC for transport in the Eastern Cape, I have long advocated the employment of traffic law enforcement that operates 24 hours a day. The DA believes that the lack of visible law enforcement is …

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DA condemns killing of five EC SAPS members

February 21st, 2018

The DA in the Eastern Cape condemns in the strongest terms the killing of five members of the SAPS in Ngcobo in the early hours of yesterday morning. We offer our sincere condolences to the families of these policemen. My colleague, in Parliament, Zakhele Mbhele MP (DA Shadow Minister of Police) and I visited the Ncgobo Police Station this morning to gather the facts about how such criminal acts can be …

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National Senior Certificate achievers should be treated equally

January 29th, 2018

The front page article “Bhisho’s R80 000 bursary blunder (Weekend Post, 20 January 2018) refers: The Department of Education in the Eastern Cape has committed a grave injustice by not publically recognising the achievement of Heather Diogo. Every learner who writes the National Senior Certificate examinations, whether they go to a government- or a private school, deserves to be treated equally as they all wrote the same examination. It is also …

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Respect for all is key: Daily Dispatch

December 8th, 2017

THE report “Grandmother, 68, found raped and killed in her home” (DD, December 6) is a bitter pill to swallow, especially during the 16 days of activism campaign when we are all meant to reflect on the plight of women and children. This is the 19th year of the campaign, yet we continue to read these horror stories every day. We cannot sit back and rely on social institutions, churches …

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Councils under fire for MM appointments: Daily Dispatch

December 5th, 2017

THE Democratic Alliance in the Bhisho Legislature has accused three local councils of irregularly appointing municipal managers. They claim Intsika Yethu in Cofimvaba, Walter Sisulu in Aliwal North and Port St Johns local municipalities have irregularly appointed managers. DA shadow MEC for cooperative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) Vicky Knoetze said the party was concerned by the alarming rate of these allegedly irregular appointments. “In a response to oral questions …

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