The unemployment rate in the Free State is 33,2% and it is the highest in the country. The ANC government, led by Premier Ace Magashule, is to blame. The buck stops with him. There is no vision for economic growth or the creation of employment opportunities. The only aim is to remain in power. The Free State Premier, Ace Magashule, this week appointed two MECs whose credibility is suspicious. [Interjections.]
The newly appointed MEC, Dr Benny Malakoane, the previous municipal manager for Matjhabeng Municipality, was accused during a 2010 commission of enquiry of having developed the habit of grossly undermining the rule of law. The newly appointed MEC for Finance, Ms Elzabe Rockman, stands accused of being involved in awarding irregular communication tenders which are currently being investigated by National Treasury. However, Premier Magashule found Mr Malakoane and Ms Elzabe Rockman suitable to be MECs. This is how Premier Ace Magashule rewards his cronies at the expense of the people of the Free State.
The people of the Free State have had enough of Premier Magashule's corrupt ANC government. [Interjections.] They will be voting for the DA in 2014 and they will be voting for good governance for the people, by the people. The DA is the only party that will deliver! [Applause.] [Interjections.]