The North West provincial government has denied knowledge of a decision by the national government to place the troubled provincial Health Department under administration.

The announcement was made at the cabinet briefing on Wednesday by Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane.

Director General for North West Dr Lydia Sebego says no contact was made with them about that decision.

“In terms of the constitution, when such interventions are brought about, it comes by mutual understanding and by mutual agreements. The Bokone Bophirima government would not resist that kind of intervention should it come. But I just wanted to express that colleagues might be reading as we’re sitting here. Maybe things coming out of social media, but officially, when a Section 100 is instituted, there is communication that happens between the two spheres of government.”