ANC alliance partners in the North West say premier-elect, Bushy Maape, must reshuffle the provincial executive council immediately when he takes up his new position.
Maape is set to replace Premier Job Mokgoro. The alliance partners argue that some of the MECs are not productive and must be removed urgently.
Bushy Maape gets support from alliance partners to replace Job Mokgoro as North West premier:
They are also concerned about ill-discipline among some ANC members in the province. The SACP says those opposing Maape’s appointment are demonstrating ill-discipline.
SACP Provincial Chairperson, Smuts Matshe says: “In the North West there is a high level of ill-discipline among ANC members. But number two, the ANC in the North West is highly infiltrated.
There are elements that are in the ANC that work against the agenda of the ANC of pushing forward the national democratic revolution.”
Meanwhile, Labour Federation COSATU believes Maape will be able to stabilise the province and fast-track service delivery.
COSATU’s Provincial Chairperson Solly Lekhu says: “We are welcoming the premier-elect. We hope that he will be able to stabilise the province, and able to deal with issues that are bedeviling the province, lack of service delivery and poor level of service of municipalities.”