David Makhura motion of no confidence

Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Photo: Naude/African News Agency(ANA)

David Makhura says DA’s bid to oust him ‘desperation for relevance’

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is set to table a motion of no confidence against Gauteng Premier David Makhura in the legislature

David Makhura motion of no confidence

Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Photo: Naude/African News Agency(ANA)

The office of Gauteng Premier David Makhura isn’t too concerned by the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) planned motion of no confidence in him, instead labelling the move as “a clear desperation for relevance and an attempt to remove the spotlight on the instability in their party.”

Gauteng DA caucus leader Solly Msimanga is expected to shed some light on the motion, which the party intends to put forward in the provincial legislature. The official opposition has accused Makhura of making false promises to residents of the province and claims that the Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU) reports into corruption under his watch are yet to be made public.

“The Gauteng Provincial Government under the leadership of Premier David Makhura, has over the last eight (8) years spent considerable time and effort in introducing reforms aimed at institutionalising integrity and an ethical culture within the government system, one which promotes good governance, transparency, and accountability. The reports that the party alleges to have not seen were tabled in the Legislature and to the broader public,” Makhura said.

“Some of the reforms made to date include the establishment of the Open Tender System in 2014, the appointment of the civil society-led Gauteng Ethics Advisory Council chaired by Dr Terence Nombembe in 2017, the establishment of the Integrity Management Unit (IMU), in the Premier’s Office, as well as the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) in 2018”


David Makhura maintains that his office has not only taken on the fight against corruption, but also taken it upon itself to promote good governance, in collaboration with several Chapter Nine institutions and government agencies, including the Office of
the Public Protector, Auditor General of South Africa, Public Service Commission.

“These lessons and action taken are contained in the state of ethics, integrity management systems, and anti-corruption report, which is a first of its kind by a government institution. This report was released in May 2022,” Makhura said.

He adds that they remain committed to the fight against corruption and that all found to have stolen from the public purse will be dealt with.

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