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Sisulu hits back at Malala: ‘We remain committed to transforming lives’

With regard to human settlements, ‘there is still much more that needs to be done’, but there has been progress

Tuso Zibula

Sunday Times Daily columnist Justice Malala, in an opinion piece published on Monday and titled “For SA to have a hope in hell, Cyril must shuffle off dead wood”, referred to several ministers who, in his view, should not be in cabinet positions. This included Lindiwe Sisulu, about whom he said: “She is so unsuccessful at her job she wants to be president.” Below is a response from her department.

We have noted with disappointment an article published in your publication titled “For SA to have a hope in hell, Cyril must shuffle off dead wood”. The piece was written by a veteran journalist, yet had some unexpected glaring errors, considering the writer in question is a veteran political commentator, who should know better or should have done some research before putting pen to paper.

To cast aspersions that minister Sisulu has “failed” to provide decent accommodation for the indigent, water in hospitals and sanitation in schools is as absurd as it is incorrect. The department of water and sanitation is neither responsible for water reticulation nor sanitation in schools. These are the responsibilities of the department of cooperative governance and traditional affairs, through municipalities and the department of basic education respectively...

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