Cosatu supports Limpopo take-over

2012-02-08 21:22

Johannesburg - Cosatu President Sdumo Dlamini wants the Cabinet to consider placing the entire Limpopo government under administration, SABC news reported on Wednesday.

A request by Limpopo for a R1bn loan to pay salaries prompted the placing of five of the province's departments under administration late last year.

"[The Congress of SA Trade Unions] supports the intervention by the National Treasury," Dlamini said at the provincial shop steward council in Limpopo.

"We are even saying, if there is negative feedback from the province as we saw initially and if there is more [negative feedback]... Why not put the whole provincial government under administration?"

This was met with loud applause.

On Monday, provincial secretary Dan Sebabi said that if Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale was allowed to stay on, the ANC risked losing support in the 2014 local government election.

Sebabi said the government had exhausted its budget and failed to pay bonuses because it had focused on tender projects.

Read more on:    cosatu  |  cassel mathale  |  sdumo dlamini  |  limpopo  |  local government

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