The South African Communist Party (SACP) Eastern Cape welcomes the cabinet changes announced by Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane on 9. Premier Mabuyane yesterday announced the decision to appoint Ms Nomakhosazana Meth as the MEC responsible for Health; Ms Nonkqubela Peters and the MEC for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform and Ms Nonceba Kontsiwe as the MEC for Human Settlements.
The SACP wishes all the newly appointed MECs all the best in discharging their responsibilities in the service of the people. The newly appointed MECs bring in an affluence of experience in governance.
We are of the view that the Eastern Cape government ought to collectively work with speed to respond to the needs and aspirations of the people, particularly in dealing with the crisis of unemployment, poverty and inequality which has been made worse by the covid-19 outbreak. We recommit ourselves to working with the government in the fight to uproot corruption in all spheres of government and the private sector, these efforts should include putting more pressure on the private to invest on the productive sectors of the economy than engaging on the protracted investment strike.