Premier Mathabatha bunks SOPA debate

Jacques Smalle, MPL

DA Limpopo Provincial Leader:

The DA in Limpopo will submit written questions in the Legislature to question the whereabouts of Premier Mathabatha today, as he bunks out of the debate on the State of the Province Address.


On 23 February 2015 Premier Mathabatha delivered a State of the Province Address that was nothing more than more of the same empty promises.


It is unacceptable that Premier Mathabatha is nowhere to be seen today as the Legislature debates the true state of the Province.


Premier Mathabatha would do well to hear from the Opposition what is really going on in Limpopo. From a breakdown of basic services, to school learners being poisoned in our schools, the real state of Limpopo is far less rosy than Mathabatha would have us believe.


The DA will not allow the Premier to escape accountability and will hold him to his promise in his SOPA speech that we should leave after that day with a renewed sense of commitment to make Limpopo a better place.


If Premier Mathabatha meant this seriously, he wouldn’t skip the Legislature on such a critical day.