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Makhura rubbishes claims provincial govt is 'plotting against Zuma'

He was speaking at the Provincial Legislature yesterday following the opposition’s debate over his Sopa.

Gauteng Premier, David Makhura. Picture: GCIS.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura,David Makhura
Local Politics

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Premier David Makhura has rubbished claims the provincial government is “plotting against President Jacob Zuma”. 

Makhura was speaking at the Provincial Legislature yesterday following the opposition’s debate over the State of the Province Address (Sopa). 

He says after listening to the debate, he feels some members of the opposition are bitter when Gauteng is working better and making progress.

At Thursday’s debate, the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s John Moodey told the house he believes Makhura's heart is in the right place but he is shackled by the national African National Congress (ANC) government. 

Moodey went further to say he has heard there are divisions in the ANC and a plot against President Jacob Zuma orchestrated by Makhura, former premier Paul Mashatile and the provincial ANC. 

But Makhura says Moodey displayed intellectual laziness and says the DA has resorted to political superstition. 

Makhura says he feels some members of the opposition used the debate to hurl insults instead of giving constructive criticism. 

“After that debate, all we heard was just insults.”

Makhura maintains his Sopa dealt with all issues of importance.

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