Stakeholders, NCOP to discuss fate of North West government

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The Auditor General, National Treasury and the North West Provincial Government will on Wednesday appear before the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Ad Hoc Committee that investigates the intervention to place North West government under administration.

This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa wrote to the NCOP in April to invoke Section 100 of the Constitution to approve the intervention.

An Inter-Ministerial Task Team was sent to investigate alleged lack of service delivery in certain departments and violent protests.

The protests led to residents calling for the removal of former premier Supra Mahumapelo who later resigned.

Ad Hoc Committee Chairperson Charl De Beer says the provincial delegation will be led by the new Premier Job Mokgoro to give the provincial overview.

It will include the Finance MEC who will give an overview on the financial status of the province.

De Beer says National Treasury and the Auditor General will also give their analysis on the financial position of the North West.

The Inter Ministerial Task Team led by Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma already briefed the Ad Hoc Committee almost two weeks ago on their findings and recommendations.

The NCOP has 180 days to approve or disapprove intervention to place the North West under administration.

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