Mashaba calls for ridding of cadre deployments in high government positions

ActionSA leader and former Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba speaking during his party’s manifesto launch. SABC News

ActionSA President and Johannesburg mayoral candidate, Herman Mashaba has emphasized the importance of ridding the political sector of cadre deployments in high government positions.

Mashaba recently delivered his party’s election manifesto in Newtown, Johannesburg – ahead of the November Local Government Elections.

He says people with the necessary skills are better-qualified to help run the country.

“We need to deal with this issue of cadre deployment and employ professional South Africans with the necessary skills to run our government, like we do in business. We bring people into government because of the value and skills they bring to the party,” he adds.

Meanwhile in April, African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Commission of Inquiry in State Capture that the party’s Cadre Development and Deployment Policy is not unique to the party and cannot be faulted in principle.

The policy has often come under fire for the poor levels of service delivery by the ANC government due to some officials being unqualified to perform their work, a situation that Ramaphosa does acknowledge as occurred in some instances.

ANC Deployment Committee plays a recommendation and reactive role: Ramaphosa

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