The DA explained Zokwana’s unimpressive grade by saying the food security programme of the department of agriculture showed no clear strategy and was not achieving the desired outcomes.
The minister was also not providing any clear leadership on how to deal with the drought affecting many farmers across South Africa. The DA stated that he appeared to have a poor understanding of the impact the drought would have on food security.
“Given the relationship between expenditure and targets (reasonable expenditure of allocated budget against poor accomplishment of targets), as well as an overall lack of success in outcomes, his management of his department is considered poor,” the DA said in the report card.
Zokwana’s performance was however not quite as poor as President Jacob Zuma’s. He was given a ‘F-‘.
“This year will be remembered as the year that President Zuma unashamedly put the ANC and himself above the needs of South Africa – the year that the president laughed while millions of South Africans suffered as a result of stagnant economic growth, rising unemployment and numerous other crises such as load-shedding, water shortages, endemic corruption and rampant crime,” said the DA.