More departments in the North West are expected to be placed under administration by the national government as the interministerial task team led by Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma returns to the embattled province to give feedback on its findings.
Highly placed insiders in the provincial government and ANC told City Press that plans were under way to increase the number of ministers participating in the task team, which has been seen as an indication that national government was likely to take more powers away from the province.
Last month, President Cyril Ramaphosa placed both the provincial health department and treasury under administration in a bid to stabilise service delivery in the province after social unrest erupted in the capital, Mahikeng, and other parts of the province.
Anxiety gripped members of the provincial executive following the task team’s report back to Cabinet on Wednesday. On Monday the team wrapped up its work in the province, listening to local stakeholders – taxi owners, businesspeople, community leaders and disgruntled ANC members – who made serious allegations of maladministration against Premier Supra Mahumapelo’s government.
The report by the team of ministers was expected to boost widespread calls for the removal of the embattled Mahumapelo.
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