Jacques Smalle MP
DA Limpopo Provincial Leader
Former premier Cassel Mathale’s reported move to the National Assembly is nothing but an undisguised way by the ANC to keep a crony on the taxpayer’s payroll.
He failed dismally in Limpopo and now it beggars belief what meaningful contribution is he going to make on a national scale.
In any democracy, Mr. Mathale should have been hauled before an inquiry to make him account for, among others, the following:
- How did it come about that the provincial department of roads and transport was used to enrich individuals with political connections to him such as Julius Malema.
- How did it come about that his government continued to fail to deliver textbooks to learners for the past two years.
- How did it come about that this provincial department was run into a R2 billion deficit leading to 5 departments being placed under administration.
- Why is the health system failing the people of the province.
It is clear that yesterday’s move to remove Mr. Mathale did not signify a renewed commitment to clean government by the ANC. If that were the case, Mr. Mathale is not worth a cent more from the public’s purse.
Yesterday’s move was a political purge by President Zuma of those who did not support him.