TASK TEAM PROBING AFFAIRS IN SOUTH AFRICA’S NW PROVINCE TO RELEASE REPORT WEDNESDAY

PRETORIA--An Inter-Ministerial task team, set up by President Cyril Ramaphosa to investigate the state of affairs in North West Province where the Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, has gone on leave amidst widespread protests and calls for his recall, will release a preliminary report of its findings on Wednesday.

The task force, led by Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has already recommended that the national government must take total control of the troubled province, by evoking Section 100 of the Constitution and the president has ordered that this be done

The task team, comprising of 10 Cabinet Ministers, spent more than a week in the province and they met with heads of the 13 provincial departments to unravel the allege incapacity, corruption and grand-scale maladministration.

The inter-Ministerial task team had last week presented the preliminary report to the Cabinet and President Ramaphosa accepted the outcome and wrote a letter to the Chairperson of National Council of Provinces, the upper chamber of Parliament, Thandi Modise, recommending that all the provincial departments must be placed under administration.

Two thirds of municipalities in the province were also recommended to be placed under the administration of the national government.

In its preliminary report, the task force will outline what led to this move and for how long it has recommended that these measures be in place.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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