Speaker grants Bekkersdal debate

Jack Bloom MPL

DA Gauteng Caucus Leader

I have received a letter from Gauteng Legislature Speaker Lindiwe Maseko in which she grants the DA request for an urgent debate on the violent situation in Bekkersdal.

The debate will take place in the Legislature on Monday 4 November 2013.

The DA welcomes this debate in which Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane will have to account for her failure to address the root causes of the protest action in Bekkersdal.

We believe that the Westonaria council needs to be placed under administration, and corruption allegations probed thoroughly.

It is deplorable that slow action by the provincial government has allowed the situation to deteriorate so badly that there has been death, injury and property damage, and matric pupils have to write their exams outside the township.