This article on news24 does rather seem to continue the “OMG, we’re all… doomed… doomed!” scare tactics thread that characterised the DA’s final approach to the elections last month. And while I recognise that it is Zille’s and the DA’s job to question the Government, I’m not quite sure what value there is in criticising each and every cabinet appointment. I found her disingenuous use of Angie Motshekga’s quote particularly distasteful.
To whom did the DA expect that those jobs would be given? Were they really thinking that the ANC, having just wiped the floor (again) with the opposition parties would then appoint them into the cabinet?
And if so, why didn’t Helen Zille appoint an all-ANC front bench to the Western Cape Provincial Government?
I just can’t reconcile this:
“With few exceptions, President Jacob Zuma’s new Cabinet is bad news for South Africa,” Zille said.
Zille said Zuma’s decision to revamp the structure of Cabinet raised more questions than it provided answers.
Zille said the Cabinet needed to be given time before its performance could be properly judged.
Because it sounds to me like you’ve made your mind up already, Helen.