DA opposes name change of North West to Moses Kotane

By: Chris Hattingh MPL DA North West Leader DA opposes name change of North West to ‘Moses Kotane’ 23 April 2015 Release: immediate Today in the North West Legislature the Democratic Alliance opposed the ANC proposal to change the name of the North West Province to ‘Moses Kotane’. The DA questioned the North West ANC’s motives for the proposed name change to Moses Kotane, which will cost billions of rands. ANC support in the North West is declining, and a very serious process to change the name of a Province should not be used to score electoral points, while costing the Province billions across all departments, local businesses and industry. Performance of the North West Province is at its lowest ever, and there is no money to waste: · At both local and provincial government level the Auditor General did not issue a single clean audit report. · There are interventions into four North West Municipalities and investigations are ongoing into most of the municipalities. · There are financial interventions into three North West Provincial Departments. · The Province is overspending on salaries on its bloated civil service while understpending on capital projects. · Cadre deployment continues to escalate in the Province with a simultaneous outflow of expertise and experience : The Auditor General reported that in the North West Government 84% of the audit findings on performance are related to “vacancies or officials lacking appropriate skills”, and 92% to “lack of consequences for performance or transgressions.” · The Province recently has expended more money on the State of the Province Address and events related to Moses Kotane and JB Marks than what was spent on relief for drought stricken North West farmers. · The 5 year 2014 Clean Audit Program, even after millions were spent on it, resulted in a miserable failure with the NW still remains the worst performing province. The ANC knows that it has to find new heroes to rally support behind, after its current leader continues from scandal to scandal. It therefore has been forced to introduce a ‘struggle hero’ from the past. But Kotane was not even an ANC supporter. Kotane said, in 1928 after joining the African National Congress (ANC), that he found it a disappointingly ineffectual organization. These statements by Moses Kotane in 1928 accurately describe the North West ANC in Government 87 years later. Kotane was a communist, and supported the South African Communist Party. Communism is widely discredited today as being oppressive and leading to financial ruin of any countries’ economy where it exists. One needs to only look at how North Korean citizens desperately try to flee the country for South Korea, or how Communist Cuba has fallen into financial ruin. In South Africa the SACP have never had the courage to participated in any election and therefore its support could never be tested. Kotane’s legacy is one of a communist bent, and is not consistent with Democratic South Africa. [END] ##################################################################################### Scanned by MailMarshal – M86 Security’s comprehensive email content security solution. Download a free evaluation of MailMarshal at www.m86security.com #####################################################################################