Durban - Chairing his first cabinet lekgotla since he was named KZN premier last month, Sihle Zikalala read the riot act to his team of ten MECs, mayors and senior civil servants, telling them that laziness and corruption will not be tolerated under his watch.
Zikalala said those who did not deliver as per their prescribed duties will be removed from their positions without hesitation and told them that they must not see that as some form of political victimisation, but see it as a way of ensuring that the provincial government delivers to the people.
Zikalala was addressing the KZN cabinet lekgotla in Durban on Monday.
The lekgotla comes a week after the ruling party held its own lekgotla in Empangeni to influence the direction of the provincial government for the 2019-2024 term of office.
"Now, we must serve rules from the beginning, when we start implementing them, you must not ask many questions or say you are being targeted. No, no, no, there is no agenda against anyone, systems will be guiding us, If the problem is at the political level, equally, we have to do so... if there is not work done by the department, people should not say the department is targeted," Zikalala said.