Desiree van der Walt MPL
DA Limpopo Legislature Caucus Leader
The Limpopo Legislature is set to decide whether the DA’s no confidence motion in Premier Cassel Mathale will be allowed for debate.
The DA’s motion has already been submitted to the Legislature’s Speaker and Secretary.
The DA’s attempts to table this motion have been blocked in the past by the Legislature’s Programming Committee.
The committee, chaired by Joyce Mashamba, will meet tomorrow to discuss whether a date will be scheduled for the motion to be debated.
The DA’s motion comes at a time when Premier Mathale’s leadership is tarnished beyond question.
Under Premier Mathale, Limpopo ran up a R2 billion rand deficit, effectively hampering service delivery in many aspects such as timeous textbooks delivery to schools and availability of medicines in hospitals and clinics.
In addition, 5 departments were placed under administration on Premier Mathale’s watch.
The political context has changed now. Premier Mathale’s own party has already effectively placed their own motion of no confidence in him.
This gives political space for ANC legislature members who are serious about clean administration to vote in favour of the DA’s motion without fear of reprisals.
The people of Limpopo deserve better. The DA challenges all members of the Legislature to support our motion.