Mixed re-actions towards Zille’s state of the province address
By Ofentse Mokae
19 February 2010
Opposition parties have reacted with mixed emotions to the State of the Province address delivered this morning by Premier Helen Zille at the packed provincial parliament chambers in Wale Street in Cape Town.
The African National Congress the official opposition in the province says the address lacked substance as well as credibility. Chief whip for the party Pierre Uys says Zille’s speech lacked accountability and showed no leadership.
“Well we believe it was very weak it showed no leadership at all, the issues that were reffered back to the past were not really saying what they achieved,” Uys said.
He said as far the targets made by the premier; he says they are not sure whether the party plans to create an impression they are going to achieve “unrealistic target”.
The Congress of the People says they satisfied by the address as they did not have much expectation but says there are loop holes in Zille’s address.
Party leader in the legislature as well as in the province Mbulelo Ncedana says they are not totally disappointed.
“Well we are not disappointed by what the premier had said in what we already indicated yesterday we are not expecting anything new, we expected at least an account on what she promised last year,” said Ncedana.
Meanwhile the African Christian Democratic Party says represented only by Pauline Cupido says they congratulate Zille on her address, but complaint the quality of housing in the city as well as in the province.
“We are concerned about the quality of housing, the DA government in the city and also in the province have not provided a satisfactory delivery on housing,” Cupido