TUESDAY, 21 JUNE 2016

 

[No. 18/2016] THIRD SESSION, FIFTH LEGISLATURE

                                                 

 

 

 

           KWAZULU-NATAL LEGISLATURE

 

 

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                MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

 

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                                Tuesday, 21 June 2016

 

 

The House met at 09h15.

 

1.         09h16             Members were requested to conduct a silent prayer.

 

2.         09h17             The Speaker made announcements, including the passing away of

                                    the following persons:

 

-               Mr Sibusiso Dlamini;

-               Mr Z Ncube;

-               Mr Mahobhe Mchunu; and

-               Mr Enock Mqapheleni Sibiya.

 

The House observed a minute of silence.

 

3.         09h22             The Speaker read out the tabling of the following Reports:

 

3.1       Report of the Public Accounts Standing Committee

to the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature on the adoption of the KwaZulu-Natal Unauthorised Expenditure Authorisation Bill, 2016;

 

3.2       Arts and Culture Portfolio Committee Oversight Report – Report on uThungulu Art Centre;

 

 

3.3       Report to the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature in terms of Section 131(2)(b) of the Municipal Finance Management Act, No 56 of 2003; and

3.4       Section 47 Report Consolidated Annual Municipal Performance Report for 2014/15 Financial Year.

 

4.         09h24             The following Members gave notice of their intention to move motions on the next sitting day of the House:

 

 

                                    4.1       Dr S M Dhlomo (ANC):

                                                                                   

This motion was ruled out of order as it had exceeded the maximum length of 100 words, as laid down by Rule 94 (1) of the Standing Rules of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature.

 

 

                                    4.2       Bishop EV Dube, ANC, to move:

           

                                                Noting:

 

The recent unveiling of a new fire and disaster management centre in the Okhahlamba District which will extend the government’s disaster response mandate to some of the previously neglected rural communities.

 

This House resolves:

 

To applaud the provincial government for its unrelenting commitment to saving the lives of not only the upper class citizens living in the suburban and urban areas but also the people who reside in the previously disadvantaged rural communities.

 

                       

4.3       Ms NM Khoza, ANC, to move:

 

             Noting:

 

The electrification project that was officially opened by KZN MEC for COGTA in uMhlabuyalingana earlier this month to benefit rural communities for whom electricity was only a distant dream during the apartheid era.

 

This House resolves:

 

To congratulate these communities on making the wise decision of repeatedly electing a government that is dedicated to improving the living conditions of all South Africans, not just the selective few; and

Assure those communities that still lack electricity that their long wait is almost over as the province strives towards universal coverage for all essential services.

 

 

4.4       Mr SW Mchunu, DA, to move:

 

             Noting:

 

That on the 23 April 2016, the Democratic Alliance launched its Local Government Election Manifesto.  In its manifesto, the DA tackles the real and fundamental issues that affect the people of our beloved South Africa.

 

The DA’s Local Government Manifesto does not only talk to challenges facing our society but it further presents tried and tested solutions to such challenges.

 

 This House resolves:

 

To congratulate the DA on its Local Government Election Manifesto 2016, recognizing that it provides the only hope for job creation, service delivery and the elimination of corruption.

 

 

4.5       Mr MB Gwala, IFP, to move:

 

             LeNdlu:

 

Iyamangala ngehaba namanga avunuliswe ngezinyobo namadavathi okuthi intsha ka 1976 ayizishisanga izikole.

 

Imfundiso kaKhongolose yempi yabantu eyadala umonakalo wokushiswa kwezikole okwabiza uMntwana wakwaPhindangene ukuyokhuza udlame e-Soweto ngangokuthi izikhulu ze UDF zazize zicele uMntwana wakwaPhindangene ukuba izingane zabo zizofunda KwaZulu-Natal.

 

Kwakuthiwa freedom now education later ngenkathi IFP yona ithi education for liberation.

 

LeNdlu inxusa uKhongolose ukuba ayeke ukubhala umlando omusha ongelona iqiniso.

 

 

4.6       Ms PH Khuzwayo, NFP:

 

                                                This motion was ruled out of order in terms of Standing Rule 94 (2) (b).

 

 

4.7       Ms S Thakur-Rajbansi, MF, to move:

 

             Noting:

 

That mother tongue language is synonymous to roots in rich soil.

 

Further noting:

 

That language in all forms is as old as the hills that brings people together but can also tear people apart like the Soweto uprising of 1976.

 

             This honourable House calls on:

 

The Office of the Presidency to recognize the emotional and identity attachments of language to human behavior and in the name of social cohesion and nation building, commit to a program of inclusion of mother tongue languages wherever desired in our education curriculum.

 

 

4.8       Ms LC Bebee, ANC, to move:

 

             This House notes:

 

On Sunday our nation celebrated father’s day which acknowledge the role played by fathers in society which also promote love and responsibility of fathers.

 

             This House therefore resolves:

 

To appreciate the role played by fathers to their children, to their wives and to society as a whole and to further make a clarion call for sugar daddies and blesser’s to fall hashtag abashwe and in the same breath strongly call for a rise of supportive responsible and exemplary father’s in our society whom will ensure that they bring good morals, dignity and respect of fathers to society especially to the youth.

 

4.9       Mr ZM Mlaba, ANC, to move:

 

             This House notes:

 

With pride the support and confidence the people of KZN has on the gigantic 104 years organization, the ANC which has been evident in the door the door the ANC conducts another u-fakazi oqandula ikhanda was our recent manifesto launch where the stadium was fully packed.

 

This House therefore resolves:

 

To salute the revolutionary people’s organization the ANC and to call upon all the people of KZN to put their X on the ANC so that it proceed with it clear programme of ending poverty, unemployment and I equality in our society.

 

 

4.10     Ms M Ntuli, DA, to move:

 

This motion was ruled out of order as it had exceeded the maximum length of 100 words, as laid down by Rule 94 (1) of the Standing Rules of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature.

 

 

4.11    Inkosi EM Buthelezi, IFP, to move:

 

                                                This House notes:

 

That this month marks 40 years since the youth of Soweto stood against apartheid regime which sought to foist Afrikaans on them. That was a struggle for education that would liberate and empower the youth to be able to fend for themselves

 

Unfortunately, 40 years later, multitudes of the youth still face education that fails to empower them and the job market that cannot absorb them.

 

This House resolves to:

 

Urge the youth of South Africa to emulate the youth of 76 by disowning through their vote those who have failed them for 22 solid years.

 

 

4.12     Mr SJ Mdakane, NFP, to move:

 

             This House notes:

 

The International Refugee Day which was celebrated yesterday on 20th June, South Africans are congratulated for the support and improvement they have shown to accommodate and welcome foreigners who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecutions.

 

The NFP humbly recommend that all South Africans keep and mark the day by sharing messages of peace, non-discrimination on bases of race, color, gender or national origin. 

 

 

4.13     Ms DD Dlamini, ANC, to move:

 

             Noting:

 

The ongoing programme of celebrations of 16 years of democratic local government which are currently touring KZN under the AEGIS of a symbolic flame.

 

This House resolves to:

 

Urge all communities to take part in these celebrations in their respective municipalities; and

 

Appeal to all municipalities to use this opportunity to showcase the achievements of the democratic local government in terms of service delivery.

 

 

4.14     Mr SC Nkosi, ANC, to move:

 

             LeNdlu iyakunaka:

 

Indlela imiphakathi e-responda ngayo ezintweni ongaboni ngasolunye nezinhlaka ezahlukahlukene.

 

Okwenza umonakalo omkhulu kuphinde kubuyisele uhulumeni emuva ngokushisa amabhasi, impahla uhulumeni ayakhela umphakathi njengezikole, imitholampilo njalo njalo.

 

LeNdlu inquma kanje:

 

Ukugxeka lezizenzo zalaba abahola lezi ziteleka ezingekho emthethweni, eziphazamisa imfundo ukuthi abantu baye emsebenzini eyenza kube nesixakaxaka emiphakathini kuze kulimale nabantu abangenacala.

 

Izinkinga zoniwa ngomlomo ziphinde zilungiswe ngomlomo, sigqugquzela ukuthula nendlela yokulungisa izinkinga nezinhlaka ezithintekayo.

 

Bonke abazibandakanya kulezizenzo ezingalungile kumele uthathe indawo yawo.

 

 

4.15     Mr M Steele, DA, to move:

 

             Noting:

 

The sad passing of Mr Mahobhe Mchunu father of Premier Thembinkosi Willies Mchunu.

 

             That this House:

 

Expresses its condolences to the Premier and his family on their lost and resolves to hold them in their thoughts and prayers at this time.

 

 

4.16     Mr MJ Mazibuko, IFP, to move:

 

                                                This House notes:

 

That yesterday was the World Refugee Day; a day when all people of goodwill paused to think about multitudes of men and women who have been forced out of their countries because of countless atrocities that the powerful have inflicted on the vulnerable.

 

This House resolves to:

 

1.         Register our unequivocal solidarity with peoples of the world still held captive in dictatorships and authoritarian rules.

 

2.         Urge all men and women of goodwill worldwide to unite against all forms of atrocities which inflict death and suffering causing the dislodgement of millions. 

 

 

4.17     Mr SMM Dlomo, ANC, to move:

 

The excruciating increasing political killing taking place in our province putting an end to our brothers and sisters life in the revolution.

 

This House therefore resolves:

 

To condemn all this inhuman doings which seems to be a pattern lately.

 

To call upon the law enforcement to ensure that proper investigations are done and that the perpetrators are brutally punished as an example needs to be set too much blood has split in KZN enough is enough we are also calling for peace and the family of the deceased to find peace in their hearts.

 

 

4.18     Mr NM Sibiya, ANC, to move:

                       

This motion was ruled out of order as it had exceeded the maximum length of 100 words, as laid down by Rule 94 (1) of the Standing Rules of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature.

 

 

4.19     Mr MR Sayedali Shah, DA, to move:

 

             Noting:

 

That over 200 ANC members from Welbedacht informal settlement in Chatsworth joined the Democratic Alliance on the 19th June 2016.

 

Further noting:

 

That they did so after becoming disillusioned by the high levels of corruption, ANC factional infighting, unemployment and lack of basic service delivery under the watch of the ANC Government.

 

 

This House therefore resolves:

 

To commend the courageous residents of Welbedacht for choosing the DA as the only political party that will truly represent their needs and aspirations.

 

 

4.20     Mr PN Msimango, IFP, to move:

 

                                                LeNdlu:

 

Iyazinaka iziteleka nemibhikisho enodlame ekhungethe izwe lakithi edalwa ngabantu bakithi abathukuthele asebephelelwe yithemba lokungcono.

 

Eminye yalemibhikisho iholwa yilabo abadiniwe ngenxa yokungeneliswa yizindaba zokulethwa kwezidingo zempilo. Eminye iholwa yilabo abangenelisekile ngezindlela okuqhutshwe ngazo ukuqokwa kwalabo abazomela amaqembu njengamakhansela okhethweni lomhlaka 3 agasti.

 

LeNdlu inquma:

 

1.         Ukuzwakalisa ukuzwelana nabantu bakithi abazibona bengabalahliweyo, nalabo abadinwe yizindlela zokukhethwa kwamakhandidethi.

 

2.            Nokho ukubaxwayisa abantu bakithi ngokuthi

udlame nemibhikisho akuzukubanika izixazululo ezishay’ mhloleni.

 

3.            Ukubeluleka ngokuthi ikhambi lezinkinga zabo lilele

ekubambisaneni ne-IFP baqumbe phansi ngevoti labo abayizimbangela zezinkinga zabo. 

 

 

4.21     Mr BV Hlengwa, ANC, to move:

 

             LeNdlu iyakunaka:

 

Ukuthi abaholi be DA mabekhuluma nge province ehambisa kahle kwezentuthuko balinganisa nge Western Cape kodwa kuyashaqisa ukuthola ukuthi ngokwe statistics SA i-Western Cape iyona ehamba phambili ngo 5.5% wemindeni esasebenzisa amabhakede ema toilet.  Kuyiqiniso ngempela ukuthi ayingangamlomo.  Nalo ke i-blesser elingu Musi Mayimamane lixhaphaza imali ngoku blesser izingane esikhundleni sokuthi anikele ekusizeni labantu abasebenzisa amabhakede.

 

Ngakhoke abaholi abanjengalaba kuyomele bangalalelwa.

 

 

4.22     Mr MA Zondi, ANC, to move:

 

             Noting:

 

The recent ruling of the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court in the IEC matter of Tlokwe by-elections.

 

 

 

This House resolves to:

 

Welcome this landmark ruling with the directive that the Local Government elections will go ahead as planned on 3 August 2016.

 

Urge all political parties contesting these elections to live up to their pledge to refrain from intimidation and violence and to ensure truly free and fair elections; and

 

Urge all registered voters to exercise their democratic right.

 

 

4.23     Mr EM Nkosi, ANC, to move:

 

             Noting:

 

The launch of the latest phase of the community works programme (CWP) at the event held by COGTA at Ntunjambili last week.

 

This House resolves:

 

To congratulate the various communities living within the local municipalities of Maphumulo, Ndwedwe, Mandeni and KwaDukuza who will be benefiting from the job opportunities created by this programme; and

 

Commend the provincial government for continuously keeping the NDP promise of creating employment opportunities for our people towards an equal and prosperous society.

5.         09h55             The MEC for Finance presented a Report on the 2nd Quarter

Consolidated Statement on Municipalities’ Budget and concluded at 10h19.

 

6.         10h20             Debate on KZN Authorization of Unauthorized Expenditure Bill,

                                    2016 commenced and was concluded at 10h33.

 

                                    Question put and agreed to on the Bill.

 

 

7.         10h34             Debate on SCOPA Resolution subsequent to follow-up hearings

held in February and May 2016 commenced and was concluded at 11h37.

 

Question put and agreed to on the Report.

8.         11h38             Debate on the theme “40th Youth Commemoration following the

                                    Soweto uprising” commenced and was concluded at 13h36.

 

9.         13h37             The Business of the House was suspended and resumed at 14h37.

 

10.       14h38             Debate on the motion moved by MF ensued and was concluded at

                                    15h55.

 

11.       15h56             The Speaker made announcements.

 

12.       15h57             Debate on the motion moved by the ANC ensued and was

                                    concluded at 17h10.

 

13.       17h11             The Speaker made announcements.

 

10.       17h13             The business of the House was adjourned sine die.