Community safety MEC completely out of her depth

Michele Clarke MPL, DA Gauteng Spokesperson on Community Safety:

Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, clearly does not know what is happening in her department nor does she apparently read any reports relating to the Auditor General’s findings on her department.

Her ignorance – although she signed off on these reports, was exposed yesterday, in a questions session in the Legislature.

The MEC challenged certain statistics I quoted from the Auditor General’s findings. This report showed that some employees worked more than 30% of their salaries in overtime-claims which is in direct contravention of the PFMA.

The MEC further questioned the DA’s source of information relating to the department’s outcomes in Key Performance Areas (KPAs) while this was clearly reflected by the 2014/15 Annual Report she endorsed.

It is truly unfortunate that her outbursts expose a leader who is completely out of touch with the insurmountable challenges which face her department.

MEC Nkosi-Malobane would do well to educate and familiarise herself with the reports on her department to ensure greater accountability and efficiency and ultimately the safety of all residents in Gauteng, instead of attacking the DA for facts she ought to be aware of.