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DA calls on Green Scorpions to intervene in Fish River sewage debacle

June 13th, 2019

Note to Editors: Please find attached soundbites in English and Afrikaans by Retief Odendaal MPL. Raw untreated sewage is flowing directly into the Great Fish River near Cradock, placing the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people at risk. This is an environmental and economic catastrophe that poses a significant health risk to individuals. Tuesday, 11 June 2019, I conducted an oversight inspection at the Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality’s wastewater …


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Health Department given 14 days to respond to ambulance shortage in NMB

June 4th, 2019

Note to editors: Please find attached a soundbite by Jane Cowley MPL. The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Eastern Cape has requested the Eastern Cape Department of Health give feedback, within 14 days, on its plans to remedy the slow response time and shortage of ambulances in Motherwell and other outlying areas of Nelson Mandela Bay. In recent weeks patients from Motherwell have died because Emergency Medical Service (EMS) officials …


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DA to lay criminal charges following release of Siyenza toilet scandal report

June 4th, 2019

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the Public Protector’s report into the R631-million Siyenza toilet scandal in the Amatole District Municipality, which has found that there was improper conduct and maladministration in the awarding of the tender to Siyenza. The DA has been championing the fight against corruption and raised this matter with the Public Protector back in 2015, when the allegations of improper conduct around this tender first arose. The following …


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Second Bethelsdorp Police Station needed now, more than ever

May 21st, 2019

The need for a second police station in Bethelsdorp has never been more urgent. This is why the Democratic Alliance welcomes the response to a question for written reply that Park Homes will be provided in the 2019/2020 financial year, as an interim measure, while the construction of the police station commences. The escalating shootings over this weekend, which have claimed the lives of at least five individuals and left …


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Failing ANC has no respect for the dead

March 18th, 2019

A family from Engcobo who booked a deceased young male for a post mortem at the Mthatha Pathology Laboratory are reeling from the shock that the body of the deceased has gone missing from the facility. And now, several weeks later, the police are seemingly no closer to tracking down the body of the deceased. Is this the way that the government cares for its dead? I have submitted parliamentary …


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