Willies Mchunu retires as from government, leaves KZN legislature

Willies Mchunu retires as from government, leaves KZN legislature

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu has announced his retirement from legislature during his State of the Province Address. Although Mchunu will no longer accept state deployments, he says he will continue to serve the ANC.

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Willies Mchunu bid KwaZulu-Natal legislature farewell, announcing his retirement from government.

During his State of the Province Address, Mchunu revealed he would not accept anymore government deployments, but will continue his service to the African National Congress.

Briefly.co.za reported that the Premier had collapsed during his address but had valiantly returned to carry on. And for good reason, Mchunu had some pressing matters to address before he could enjoy his golden years in peace.

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The battle-worn leader had explained that the state had plans to implement the recommendations of the Moerane Commission which he had charged with investigating politically motivated killings.

Mchunu had also expressed his hope that the new leadership would deal with funds that had allegedly gone missing from the KZN Department of Agriculture's disaster fund:

“The money that is alleged to be missing comes from the national government. There is no R220million that comes from the provincial government. We cannot investigate matters that come from another structure of government unless we have agreement with that sphere of government,”

Zwakele Mncwango, opposition leader for the province, is accusing Mchunu of failing to 'clean up' the Department of Agriculture. According to IOL, the DA MPL had described the department as one of the most corrupt in the region.

Mchunu feels that this move from the opposition was a 'mischievous' one, considering his departure.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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