“We all know he will talk about the improved matric results and the number of schools built. He will however not talk about the failure of his government to build roads leading to clinics, schools and hospitals. Our children and teachers still suffer and don’t attend school when it rains.”
Eastern Cape learners for the first time in years received more than a 70% pass rate.
Democratic Alliance provincial leader Nqaba Bhanga gave Masualle a three out of ten for the term.
Bhanga said there had been no improvement in the office of the premier and in the past year had failed to spend more than R76.6m.
“The inability to successfully complete the broadband project, aimed at connecting libraries, schools, clinics, hospitals, traffic centres and education district offices, is a clear sign of a department incapable of meeting targets,” Bhanga said.
He claimed that local government had collapsed completely during Masualle’s term, with 25 chief financial officers out of 39 not meeting the minimum requirements for their jobs.
On education and health, Bhanga said these two departments were on the brink of collapse.
Education in the last financial year recorded R1.6bn in irregular expenditure, with more than a billion of this falling under the umbrella of infrastructure.
“The department of health continues to teeter on the brink of total collapse, with contingent liabilities in excess of R24bn, while its annual budget is R23.6bn.”