New KZN Transport MEC promises to deliver

New KZN Transport MEC promises to deliver

Bhekuyise Ntuli has been appointed the new MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison.

Ntuli replaces Mxolisi Kaunda, who was redeployed to eThekwini to take over the mayorship.

He took his oath of office earlier today.

The new MEC has promised not to disappoint KwaZulu-Natal communities.

"I believe in negotiations and I have a background in the trade union movement. Negotiations and engagement is my style," he said.

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Ntuli is confident he will be able to deal with the challenges facing the department, especially those involving the taxi industry.

"I will be able to deal with the challenging issues, either from the taxi industry or when it comes to service delivery," he said.

"These departments have to bring in service delivery to the people. I will follow in the footsteps of the previous MECs that I have served under."

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Premier Sihle Zikalala believes Ntuli has the necessary experience to succeed.

Ntuli was moved into the role of MEC after Kaunda was given the mayoral chains in eThekwini last week.

Kaunda replaced Zandile Gumede in the top office at Durban City Hall.

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Gumede was axed by the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal for performance-related issues.

She is facing corruption-related charges in connection with a multi-million Rand waste remove tender, dating back to 2016.

The former mayor was granted R50,000 bail in the matter and is due back in court early next year.

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