The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) says the appointment of North West Finance MEC, Wendy Nelson as acting Premier will not stop maladministration and corruption in the province.

In March, the North West health and social development portfolio committee laid corruption charges against Premier Supra Mahumapelo and Nelson, among others, in the wake of investigations into suspected R160-million fraud, corruption, and maladministration relating to a Gupta-linked medical service provider, MedioSA.

Mahumapelo reneged on his resignation as premier on Wednesday and took a leave of absence instead.

Nehawu spokesperson Khaya Xaba says it is going ahead with its planned mass action next week in the North West, in solidarity with the provincial health and social development workers who have been on a go-slow.

“Supra Mahumapelo and Nelson are cut from the same cloth. She was also involved in the R160 million tender of health and social development so it’s just replacing one person with another who will continue with the looting and the corruption so that’s why we are going ahead with our national day of action next week Wednesday to speak to these issues and register our discomfort,” says Xaba.

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