The DA’s re-elected KwaZulu-Natal leader, Zwakele Mncwango, and the party’s provincial chairperson, Francois Rodgers, joined party activists in a picket ahead of the state of the province address at the KwaZulu-Natal legislature, on Wednesday. The DA said the demonstration was meant to highlight "the corrupt and uncaring ANC government in KwaZulu-Natal that has turned its back on the people". During the protest at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg, the opposition party in the provincial legislature called for "a total change in KwaZulu-Natal" and sought to remind citizens that it was "only the DA that is capable of prioritising them and delivering services to all". The party also highlighted the health crisis in the province and accused health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo of refusing to be held accountable for the deaths of hundreds due to his department’s "incompetence". The DA also complained that the province was facing a huge housing backlog while premier Willies Mchunu’s offi...

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