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Willies Mchunu appointed new KZN Premier

Kwazulu Natal’s Provincial Transport and Community Safety and Liaison MEC, Willies Mchunu, will be the next premier following the resignation of Senzo Mchunu.

ANC’s Provincial Secretary, Super Zuma, made the announcement at a press conference in Durban.

Zuma says Mchunu has vast experience in governance.

“We have chosen comrade Willies Mchunu because of his seniority, experience and skills demonstrated over many years of service in government and our movement in general.”

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has welcomed Senzo Mchunu’s resignation from the position as premier of the province. Mchunu told the media that he will consider his deployment in the National Assembly.

NFP Provincial Chairperson Vikizitha Mlotshwa believes the premier’s resignation will bring instability in the economy of the province

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Zuma has called on the people of KwaZulu-Natal to support the former premier and respect his decision.

“The PEC has decided that comrade Senzo Mchunu will be deployed to the National Assembly. We also wish him well in what will be his new responsibilities subsequent to his resignation from the position of the premier. The ANC calls on the people of KwaZulu-Natal to accept and respect the decision of comrade Senzo Mchunu.”

Political parties in KwaZulu-Natal believe the Mchunu’s resignation will have a negative impact in the economy of the province. IFP MP in the KZN Legislature, Blessed Gwala, says although the decision was an ANC affair, it will affect all the citizens of the province.

“It would be sad that the decision that was taken by the ANC based on camps, hatred, because that would actually cause divisions that will result to instability in the province of KwaZulu-Natal at a wrong time when the economy of this country has declined rapidly.”
NFP Provincial Chairperson Vikizitha Mlotshwa also believes the premier’s resignation will bring instability in the economy of the province.

“Definitely, there will be violence that will be taking place in KZN regarding this issue. ANC members will be demonstrating all over the province, definitely. What I’m saying is gonna happen. Secondly, the economy as well will be affected. The economy of KwaZulu- Natal … definitely … instability as far as KwaZulu-Natal is concerned.”

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– By SABC

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