EC Cabinet reshuffle missed opportunity

Issued by Bobby Stevenson, MPL
DA Chief Whip in the EC Legislature

Premier Oscar Mabuyane missed the opportunity to make more extensive changes to his cabinet this afternoon, choosing to purge his opponents rather than bring hope to the people of the province.

Health and Education are in serious crisis, where a change of leadership desperately needs to occur, yet these posts remain untouched.

The newly appointed cabinet members will be under huge pressure to deliver quality services in the run-up to the 2024 elections.

We will closely oversee the performance of the new MECs, particularly that of COGTA MEC, Zolile Williams, who will have to take bold measures to rescue collapsing local government.

Until the ANC ditches cadre deployment and holds the current administration to account, the people of this province are unlikely to experience any fundamental change.