The Democratic Alliance has applauded President Jacob Zuma for firing communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda.
Shadow communications minister Natasha Michael says she is relieved Zuma has taken action to “save” the communications department.
“It was at a point where it could have faced complete collapse,” she says. Michael says the department’s annual report presented to parliament earlier this month was indicative of a failing department.
“The morale in the department is at an all time low. There is no motivation and no drive. What the department needs now is a capable minister,” she says.
Michael says she hopes that newly appointed communications minister Roy Padayachie will be able to fill the gap. However, she says he has a large task on his hands.
“We will support him as much as we can to make sure the department is the best it can be,” she says. — Candice Jones, TechCentral