President of South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) Pule Molalenyane will meet with President Cyril Ramaphosa to ensure that the signed proclamation for the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is extended to all 22 municipalities in the North West.
The union’s national delegation says it will also meet Co-operative Governance Dr. Zweli Mkhize, who is set to visit the province this week after all municipalities failed to receive a clean audit.
The proclamation that President Ramaphosa signed last week, only focuses on big municipalities countrywide that have contributed to the over R28 billion irregular expenditure.
Four North West municipalities were among the top 10 identified to be culprits.
Samwu’s president Pule Molalenyane says, “Because of political interference we want people to be held accountable in the North West and be arrested. We have a case where one municipal manager was fired in Limpopo but hired in false disguise in North West. North West is the capital of corruption. So we are going to encourage the president to appoint Special Investigative Unit there, to do a thorough job in all those municipalities.”
Still no Premier for North West
Names are in the hat, but the ANC has still not been able to choose a new Premier for the North West Province.
The party reported back today following a meeting of its National Executive Committee at the weekend.
The former Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, resigned last week following weeks of protests in the North West, with demonstrators calling for him to step down. ANC spokesperson, Pule Mabe explains…