Political Desk: Govt intends putting North West under administration

President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent a notification to the office of the chairperson of the NCOP, Thandi Modise, stating that the national government will be intervening in the governance of the North West province.

This comes after the back and forth around Premier Supra Mahumapelo's stay in power.

Bongani Bingwa speaks to political analyst Theo Venter from North West University to find out the legalities in the process of placing the province under administration.

A letter was sent on Friday to the administration informing them they are going to invoke section 100 of the Constitution subsection 1. It has basically two parts; A and B.

Theo Venter, Political Analyst from North West University

READ: EFF turning to courts to get rid of Supra

The A part is when you disband a province. In other words, stop the legislature and you call for new elections therefore replacing a political head.

Theo Venter, Political Analyst from North West University

ALSO READ: North West ANCYL calls for the dissolution of Mahumapelo's PEC

Section B, takes the province under administration, all of it or some departments.

Theo Venter, Political Analyst from North West University

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