DA Slams Deployment Of Gordhan In Gauteng To Fight Covid-19

Head administrator Mpho Nawa said Gordhan’s vast experience would not only help the metro in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, but would also assist in other aspects where there are weaknesses.

DA Slams Deployment Of Gordhan In Gauteng To Fight Covid-19-SurgeZirc SA
Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan/Photo File:Screengrabs

The DA question the deployment of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, who has been deployed to Tshwane to help with the fight against Covid-19.

This was in line with the government’s district development model, which involved the deployment of ministers and deputy ministers to municipalities across the country.

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As Tshwane being the epicentre of the virus, the district was identified as one of the Covid-19 hotspot areas in the country.

Head administrator Mpho Nawa said Gordhan’s vast experience would not only help the metro in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, but would also assist in other aspects where there are weaknesses.

“Minister Gordhan has had a stellar career in the public service, firstly as the most enterprising and successful governor of the South African Reserve Service (SARS) under whose leadership revenue collection was at its maximum and as the minister of both finance and Cogta,” he said.

“We will draw inspiration, lessons and mentorship in terms of good governance and financial prudence from his wealth of experience as a dedicated and committed civil servant.”

Nawa said the team of administrators and senior management at the metro have already had two meetings with Gordhan and were excited to tap into his expertise to put Tshwane on the right footing.

“We are going to have many future engagements with Minister Gordhan.

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“We are motivated and inspired from the last two meetings we’ve had with him.

“He has provided cogent guidance on what needs to be done to contain the rapid spread of the coronavirus,” Nawa said.

Gordhan’s deployment was met with criticism from the DA, who questioned his role.

 

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