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Deception at Tower Hospital must be investigated

March 15th, 2018

The DA is deeply disturbed and concerned about the well-choreographed show that was presented to a DA delegation that visited the Tower Psychiatric Hospital in Fort Beaufort on Monday 12 March 2018. It became clear to us that the hospital was cleaned up and prepared for the visit. We agree with the article published in Rapport on Sunday, 11 March, in which it was reported how workers were made to …

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Concrete slabs where houses should be for Ndevana housing project

March 14th, 2018

After three years, there are little more than concrete slabs scattered across the veld where the 1 711 houses should be in Ndevana outside King William’s Town. The project is due for completion at the end of this month. We share in this community’s disappointment and level of mismanagement shown by the Department of Human Settlements. The DA believes that it is important to use a single national housing list so …

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Guns used in Ncgobo massacre a tragic reminder that stolen firearms are deadly weapons in the hands of criminals

March 13th, 2018

The fact that the guns used in last month’s deadly attack on the Ngcobo police station had been stolen from the South African Police Service (SAPS) is a tragic wakeup call to the dangers of unsecured weapons to all citizens in the Eastern Cape. It is a double tragedy that the firearms belonging to the SAPS were used against its members. Every effort must be taken by the SAPS to …

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DA calls on DSD MEC to save KWT Child & Youth Care Centre

March 9th, 2018

     Voice clip in English : I have written a letter to Eastern Cape Social Development MEC, Nancy Sihlwayi, asking her to intervene at the King William’s Town Child and Youth Care Centre (KWT CYCC) where close to 100 children’s futures remain uncertain as there are proposals to close the centre down. Meanwhile, social development officials and the management team of the centre squabble over allegations of wrongdoing. — Letter re KWT …

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NMBM by-election: Ward 1 poll a resounding vote of confidence in DA-led coalition government

March 8th, 2018

 The DA won the much-anticipated Ward 1 by-election in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro on Wednesday, 7 March.  The Democratic Alliance (DA) yesterday romped home to a stunning victory in the Ward 1 by-election held in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (NMBM). The DA’s candidate, Tracy Weise, obtained 4 368 votes, or 92% of the valid votes cast. Altogether, 4 767 votes were cast. Voters in Ward 1 used this …

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