Limpopo Premier, Stan Mathabatha’s response to the debate of his state of the province address has been delayed due to disruption by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPLs in the Lebowakgomo legislature.
EFF MPLs are challenging the Speaker’s decision to suspend one of their members for utterances made during the state of the province address on Tuesday last week.
Jossey Buthane interrupted the Premier speech saying he was not taking actions to curb corruption in the province.
Speaker Rosemery Molapo temporarily suspended the legislature for couple of minutes.
“Honourable members, in the event of disorder in the sitting, the presiding officer may adjourn the sitting or suspend the sitting for proceeding for a period of whatever by the presiding officer. So I want to suspend this meeting,”Molapo said.Plans to create jobs
Delivering his annual State-of-the Province-Address last week, Mathabatha said the provincial government is moving fast to implement plans to create jobs in the next financial year.
He said that the stimulation of the local economy was high on the agenda of the provincial government.
Mathabatha said the province will pay special attention to manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism.
He said an economic recovery plan for the province is estimated at R170 billion.
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