Opposition parties in the North West Legislature have refused to participate in the budget vote for the Department of Public Works.

The parties accused the Provincial Legislature for not following the rules during the budget vote. The Department of Public Works and Roads delivered a budget speech for 2018/2019 to a tune of over three billion rand.

The budget is aimed at completing unfinished road constructions and other projects. However, the Department of Public Works and Roads budget has been suspended due to the number of people in the house which did not form a quorum.