'ANC provincial governments are in complete disarray'
According to the Sunday Times, North West premier Supra Mahumapelo gifted Jacob Zuma a herd of cattle worth R1.5-million targetted for emerging farmers in the province and paid for it using public funds.
The Economic Freedom Fighters' motion of no confidence in the premier was set to be debated on 17 April but was postponed. This because the EFF is planning to go to court to try to win the right for the vote to be conducted via secret ballot.
The premier also faces questions as to why a bursary worth R1.1 million was signed by Denel's CEO's Zwelakhe Ntshepe, for the premier's son. The CEO and the premier himself have allegedly been previously linked to the Guptas.
Mahikeng residents have taken to the streets since last week over the lack of service delivery, calling for Mahumapelo to resign.
Political analyst and radio host Karima Brown, political analyst at the University of Pretoria, Sithembile Mbete and public policy specialist at North-West University Kagiso Pooe had an in-depth discussion with Eusebius McKaiser about what is happening in the North West Province.
Pooe said North West is actually an under performing province.
Due to the fact that as you look at the mineral deposits it has, lots of the big mining tends to be there. However, if you look at the specific area of Mahikeng, it's actually been going on a downward slope since post-1994.Kagiso Pooe, Public Policy Specialist at North West University
You know that it used to be the capital of Bophuthatswana, so therefore used to get certain privileges. That is why when you speak to most citizens from Mahikeng they can actually say that we have seen our lives being downgraded under the ANC government.Kagiso Pooe, Public Policy Specialist at North West University
Brown said the big problem for ANC government is that what is currently happening in the North West has the potential to happen in other provinces as well.
We must realise that of course, The African National Congress (ANC)'s provincial structures are in complete disarray, many of them are suspended, there are huge conflicts about the interim structures that have been put together. So there is a struggle for power and there is, of course, a struggle for resources, so the containment of the North West Province is really important.Karima Brown, Political Analyst and Host of The Karima Brown Show
Mbete said North West is one of the provinces that before the ANC's conference in December, had a great deal of contastation around the composition of the provincial leadership.
A number of the branch meetings for selecting leadership had been nulified in court.Sithembile Mbete, Political Analyst at The University of Pretoria
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