Sparks flew in Parliament on Wednesday when Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP Marshall Dlamini said Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen was a “useless minister”.
Dlamini’s accusation that the ANC was running the third sphere of government to the ground by appointing Van Rooyen for the task led to a heated exchange between the Dlamini and deputy house speaker Lechesa Tsenoli, who asked him to withdraw his statement.
Dlamini said: “You know, minister, what is clear now is that the municipalities are mismanaged especially under the ANC government … especially under this current useless minister called Mister Des.”
Dlamini further remarked that the ruling party’s secretary-general Gwede Mantashe had previously said Van Rooyen was useless in his portfolio.
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