Nehawu: Axed Limpopo mayors overstayed welcome

2014-06-25 13:51

Underperforming government officials in Limpopo should be recalled with the four mayors who were recently axed, says Nehawu.

“Our union wants this recall and removal of underperforming people to be escalated to hospital CEOs, district executive managers, general and senior general managers who hinder service delivery,” Limpopo secretary of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union, Jacob Adams, said today.

The union welcomed the African National Congress’ decision to recall the mayors from office, saying it supported a process to improve service delivery.

“We want to reiterate our position that they [the mayors] have overstayed their welcome and must exit and hand over everything to the provincial administration,” said Jacobs.

“This shake-up and overhaul of the system should also be complemented by the filling of all vacant posts.”

The four mayors, reportedly linked to EFF leader Julius Malema, were recalled from office on Monday.

They were Lawrence Mapoulo of the Capricorn district, Joshua Matlou of the Mopani district, Wendy Matemane of Elias Motsoaledi municipality and Nkosi Mahlake of the Greater Tubatse local municipality.

The province’s ANC secretary Nocks Seabi said it was decided to strengthen performance in municipalities.

Seabi said the decision had nothing to do with the four being aligned to Malema and former Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale.

“Whether they are friends or not is not an issue to us. For us, strengthening performance is the priority,” he said at the time.

Yesterday, the Sowetan reported that the mayors were removed because they were apparently helping Malema’s party.

No interim mayors have yet been appointed.

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