NW provincial executive cooperating with IMC

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) appointed by Cabinet to establish facts on the situation in the North West has denounced reports insinuating that the provincial executive, especially Premier Supra Mahumapelo has been uncooperative.

IMC spokesperson Phumla Williams said the media reports are not only misleading but also far from the actual experience of the IMC.

“The IMC would like to place it on the record that the IMC as well as the Technical Task Team of senior officials have received nothing but cooperation from the provincial executive led by Premier Supra Mahumapelo,” Williams said on Monday.

At no point during the engagements between the IMC, its Technical Task Team and the North West government has there been lack of cooperation.

All engagements have been in the spirit of collegiality and cooperation, she said.  

“The intervention that we have made as the IMC in the North West Province is not intended to sow any divisions. It is an intervention that is intended to assist the province as mandated by Cabinet. The IMC is working hard on the ground to ensure that it reports back to Cabinet within the stipulated timelines,” Williams added.

The province has seen ongoing protests calling for Premier Mahumapelo to step down. These protests have worsened at the hospitals and clinics, where Nehawu members have been striking for more than two months.

The South African Defence Force (SANDF) had to be brought in to assist with the situation. The SANDF officials took over the provision of healthcare services at the Mahikeng Provincial Hospital on 21 April, caring for in-patients and out-patients following the strike by healthcare workers. - SAnews.gov.za

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