Limpopo Premier must axe all corrupt officials

Desiree van der Walt MPL

DA Limpopo Legislature Caucus Leader

The DA welcomes the suspension of former Premier Cassel Mathale’s Director General, Ms Rachel Molepo-Modipa. This decision was long overdue.

Ms Molepo-Modipa helped the former Premier to block investigations by the Department of Public Service and Administration. She helped to cover up the corruption and maladministration that crippled service delivery in Limpopo.

Five departments were eventually placed under administration following R2 billion deficits under her helm as the Director General in Limpopo.

It is good that she has finally been removed. But much more needs to be done.

The Limpopo government must now move forward to finalise the 300 other unresolved cases against senior officials in the Limpopo government.

The investigations must be completed, the guilty parties must be identified and they must be suspended. We need to clean the Limpopo government of all corrupt and ineffective officials.

The DA will be monitoring cases opened against all the suspended officials to ensure they are removed.