Mantashe stops short of telling the DA to go to hell over cadre deployment

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ANC National chairperson and Member of Parliament, Gwede Mantshe, has defended the governing party’s cadre deployment policy.
He says while they will furnish the DA with the highly-anticipated cadre deployment documents, the governing party will continue deploying party members who are capable.
Mantashe used Parliament’s SONA debate to defend the controversial policy, which saw the ANC lose an appeal in the Constitutional Court yesterday.
The governing party has until Monday to surrender the minutes to the DA, which believes that cadre deployment gave birth to state capture.
An assertion Mantashe has rubbished, saying the policy has transformed the country’s public sector and has proven to be fruitful over the years.

Political analyst, Professor Sam Koma, says while the order to make the documents public is a blow to the governing ANC, the party still has the leeway to choose who to deploy in strategic positions as the courts have not yet deemed the cadre deployment policy as unlawful and unconstitutional.

Koma says the DA’s move puts the ANC under pressure to ensure that it hires competent people at state-owned entities (SOEs).


Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa

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