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Mkhize mum on his KZN post

KZN Premier Zweli Mkhize declined to say whether he will continue with his provincial job.

ANC Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize at the party's conference in Mangaung. Picture: ANC.

MANGAUNG - KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday declined to say whether he will continue with his provincial job.

On Tuesday, he was elected as the ANC's new treasurer-general.

Mkhize says he will ensure financial prudence and discipline in the way the ruling party spends its money.

He said the ANC got most of its money from donors and said more transparency was needed when dealing with these funds.

In the past five years, the party spent more than R1,5 billion but ended the term with a cash surplus.

Mkhize says the ANC supports the Political Party Funding Bill, which is a proposed law that will see political parties being funded by the taxpayer.

DEMARCATION OF PROVINCES

The party also gave more details about its recommendation that President Jacob Zuma appoint a commission to look at the demarcation of provinces.

During the ANC policy conference in June, which was held in Midrand, the party said it had not taken a decision on whether to reduce the number of provinces.

Instead, it would recommended that an expert team be appointed to look at the issue and report back to the president.

The ANC's Nomaindia Mfeketo said they only decided on time frames.

"All we have done is put time frames."

She said the commission must be appointed soon to provide enough time to carry out its work.