DA protests against Limpopo corruption

2012-02-14 16:25
Polokwane - The DA marched to the Polokwane office of Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale on Tuesday to protest against corruption.

"Today, the good name and reputation of our province is tarnished because of the scourge of corruption, irregular awarding of tenders, and jobs for pals, among others," provincial Democratic Alliance leader Desiree van der Walt said.

Party members marched along Hans Van Rensburg Street carrying placards stuck to brooms, meant to symbolise the party's hope of sweeping the African National Congress out of power in the province.

The messages on the placards called for clean water, clean schools, clean hospitals, and a clean audit.

Step down

The marchers said Mathale and his executive should step down after five provincial government departments were placed under administration last year.

"We demand clean governance in all government departments, municipalities, and parastatals. We demand clean financial management with no wasteful and irregular expenditures," Van der Walt said.

They wanted "clean and professionally managed schools".

"We demand an open and transparent tender awarding system," she said.

Agriculture MEC Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba received the memorandum and told DA members their concerns would be responded to.

Members of National Education, Health, and Allied Workers' Union also demonstrated at the gate of Mathale’s office.

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