Gauteng denies MEC’s will follow Shilowa

The Gauteng Provincial Government said on Thursday that no MEC’s have indicated that they intend...

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The <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><state w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Gauteng Provincial Government said on Thursday that no MEC’s have indicated that they intend resigning.

It dismissed speculation about a possible mass resignation of MEC’s.

A number of reports suggested that former Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa, who is now the Congress of the People’s deputy president, was attempting to lure his former colleagues to the new party and it was even suggested that four MEC’S were already working with COPE.

The Gauteng government’s Simon Zwane said denied this.

“The MEC’s will continue their work and complete the program of action that they have been implementing the last five years and work towards the attainment of the vision 2014 which they had promised to the people of Gauteng," said Zwane.