Johannesburg - Following his return at the helm for a second term, Gauteng Premier David Makhura has no plan and "clutched at straws" in his state-of-the-province address on Monday, opposition parties said.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) provincial leader Mandisa Mashego said Makhura borrowed ideas from her party's election manifesto.
"What he said is just grandstanding. We are not surprised that he gave a whole lot of things with nothing concrete or tangible...he was clutching at straws and stole a lot from the EFF manifesto. We said community health workers be in-sourced, in fact, all contracted workers should be in-sourced by the provincial government...they rejected our proposals."
Mashego said all that Makhura promised in his speech would never happen.
"We gave them proposals to decriminalise zama-zamas (illegal miners), waste pickers be formalised and recycling and environment management, sanitation and water management taken more seriously. In Emfuleni, it is still the defence force that is managing systems there...all the issues he raised today will never happen. He was just playing to the gallery."