'We listened to the state of planning address, we didn't hear anything concrete'

Gauteng Premier David Makhura delivered his State of the Province Address at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus on Monday.

Makhura says there is no doubt that democracy is alive in South Africa, but the economy must still ensure that no one goes to bed hungry.

RELATED: David Makhura speaks to Eusebius McKaiser

For reaction to the premier's speech, Ray White on the Xolani Gwala Show chats Democratic Alliance (DA) caucus leader Solly Msimanga.

It was like we listened to the state of planning address, we didn't hear anything concrete. David Makhura tried to paint himself as someone who is new and into a new office when this is his second term in office.

Solly Msimanga, Gauteng caucus leader - DA

Msimanga says he expected the premier to give a clear report in terms of what he accomplished in the past five years, the failures, and plans going forward.

What we heard today was more planning and I don't think that the people of Gauteng have the patience for plans. They want a concrete plan with clear deadlines on when things are going to happen. We have been getting the runaround on the issues of e-tolls.

Solly Msimanga, Gauteng caucus leader - DA

He says the DA has given Makhura until the end of August to come with a concrete plan on the issues of e-tolls.

If he doesn't give a concrete plan, we are going to come out with a motion n the legislature that says he must launch an inter-governmental dispute or we are going to take this matter on review. We want him and his ANC caucus to vote against this matter so we can expose that Makhura's stance on e-tolls was just an electioneering gimmick.

Solly Msimanga, Gauteng caucus leader - DA

Listen below to the full interview:


This article first appeared on 702 : 'We listened to the state of planning address, we didn't hear anything concrete'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
ConCourt Justice Cameron gives last judgment and retires after 25 years

ConCourt Justice Cameron gives last judgment and retires after 25 years

EWN reporter Theto Mahlakoana unpacks the judge's final ruling at South Africa’s apex court, giving relief to labour tenants.

Nine out of eleven Gauteng municipalities close to 'dysfunctional' status

Nine out of eleven Gauteng municipalities close to 'dysfunctional' status

MEC Lebogang Maile says they have set up a committee to investigate allegations of fraud in the municipalities.

Former EFF MP: 'I didn't know where the money came from until it was leaked'

Former EFF MP: 'I didn't know where the money came from until it was leaked'

EFF member Tebogo Mokwele and Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni respond to leaked CR17 bank statements.

'I can confirm that pediatric and adult rape kits were always available'

'I can confirm that pediatric and adult rape kits were always available'

Saps spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo police stations always had access to various evidence collection tools.

All eyes on Premier David Makura to axe male MEC in line with ANC resolution

All eyes on Premier David Makura to axe male MEC in line with ANC resolution

Gauteng ANC says they have not received communication from the party giving them a deadline to make way for a female MEC.

The e-toll issue can only be solved at a national level - David Makhura

The e-toll issue can only be solved at a national level - David Makhura

Gauteng Premier David Makhura discusses his final Gauteng Sopa including the successes and failures of the last five years.

Popular articles
Mystery solved: Why smelly, blue sewage has been leaking into Cape Town forest

Mystery solved: Why smelly, blue sewage has been leaking into Cape Town forest

The reason for the leakage has been revealed, explains Table Mountain Ariel Cableway MD Wahida Parker.

The SA ballet star defying race and gender stereotypes

The SA ballet star defying race and gender stereotypes

Andile Ndlovu is a dancer with the Washington Ballet but is currently back in South Africa in Sleeping Beauty at the Artscape.

Trevor Noah – 4th highest paid comedian on Earth – made R430 million in 2018

Trevor Noah – 4th highest paid comedian on Earth – made R430 million in 2018

Trevor Noah cracked Forbes magazine’s list of highest-paid stand-up comedians in the world.

Former EFF MP: 'I didn't know where the money came from until it was leaked'

Former EFF MP: 'I didn't know where the money came from until it was leaked'

EFF member Tebogo Mokwele and Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni respond to leaked CR17 bank statements.

W Cape traffic chief: Stay close to other motorists on N2 to stay safe

W Cape traffic chief: Stay close to other motorists on N2 to stay safe

W Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says private security working with the department is helping curb the stonings on the highway.

Were missing SA men victims of Vietnamese organ harvesting syndicate?

Were missing SA men victims of Vietnamese organ harvesting syndicate?

Gift of the Givers fears two South African men who went missing in Vietnam may have fallen prey to an organ harvesting syndicate.