Durban - KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala says newly appointed Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Bhekuyise Ntuli will help to bring peace and stability to the violence-ridden province.
Ntuli, who served as the department’s portfolio committee chairperson for more than 10 years, took the oath of office in Pietermaritzburg on.
He replaces Mxolisi Kaunda, who had since been redeployed as mayor of eThekwini municipality following the recall of Zandile Gumede.
“He has been part of the whole security cluster (and) we expect he will hit the ground running, focusing on upgrading road infrastructure and (the) public transport system and ensuring there is peace and stability in the taxi industry,” Zikalala said.
The EFF and DA commended the appointment.