Durban - Days before he delivers his maiden state of the province address (Sopa) KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has been told by the opposition to start translating his words into deeds.
The DA, the third largest party in the provincial legislature, says Zikalala needs to deal with unemployment, ailing provincial economy, non-existent and poor service delivery and rampant crime levels.
Zwakele Mncwango, the leader of the party in the legislature, said instead of more vague promises and ‘plans about plans’, the DA expects a clear and precise strategy.
“While the Premier has done a lot of talking in recent weeks, Friday is when the rubber has to hit the road with realistic, measurable strategies,” Mncwango said.
He said Zikalala is aware of the many challenges faced by the province as a sizeable number of voters deserted his party, the ANC at the May 8 polls.