ANCYL blames Cabinet for Limpopo issues

2012-01-19 22:42

Johannesburg - Placing departments under administration created problems for people in Limpopo instead of helping them, the ANC Youth League in the province said on Thursday.

"As a result of the interference by national Cabinet, service delivery in Limpopo is literally paralysed," it said in a statement.

"For the first time since 1994 we are experiencing problems."

It claimed school nutrition programmes and transport were not being paid, medication in hospitals was not being procured, education bursaries had been frozen and various other service providers had not been paid.

The national government placed five Limpopo departments under administration in December last year because of billions of rands in wasted spending, leaving the province bankrupt

Five departments - finance, education, health and social development, public works, and transport - were placed under national government's control. The remaining departments were operating under guidelines provided by national government.

Briefing the media on Cabinet's initial findings into the province's financial crisis, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday that a forensic investigation into Limpopo's possible R2bn shortfall would start this week.

The ANCYL in the province said it was giving national Cabinet seven days to "rectify the situation".

"If we don’t notice any change, we will mobilise all affected stakeholders to march to Pretoria because that is the centre of our problems."

It said it was "puzzling" that the Limpopo provincial government had been targeted as it was not the "worst" province.

"Other provinces requested overdrafts exceeding the R1bn requested by Limpopo, yet those provinces are not targeted," the youth league said.

  • Sinudeity - 2012-01-20 02:20

    Loving it. Hey, ANCYL. the ANC called you ugly and stupid :P

      Newsreader - 2012-01-22 12:13

      and you stink!!!

  • Exunitate - 2012-01-20 06:47

    Maybe that's where Malema's big mouth and money is coming from.

  • Johnson - 2012-01-20 07:07

    It's not so bad we are only 2 billion in the red - it took us only 120 months to do it. Zimbabwe took 365 to bankrupt their entire country. Now you the public complain and you voted us into power eshi you must not poke your fingers into our tender irregularities. We love what we do tender lisously

  • John - 2012-01-20 07:26

    ANCYL must shut up, corruption needs to be tackled head on, get rid of the despots plaguing the poor people of the country and put in people that have morals and a education to match the portfolio, they are plenty of good people in this country that can do an outstanding job if given the chance, get rid of the rot including the ANCYL leadership at present who seems only there to protect the corrupt.

  • Vusi - 2012-01-20 07:44

    Inability to think by ANCYL. I wish to see their mothers

  • Wayne - 2012-01-20 07:52

    The most amazing thing about this story is that ANCYL take themselves seriously. Bring out the beeeeeeg broom!

  • Peter - 2012-01-20 08:07

    I think the reason WHY its the first time they are 'experiencing problems', is because slowly. but surely...the competent have been replaced by the incompetent 'cadres'. whats the use of putting people in charge of things, if they ABSOLUTELY NO INTEREST IN THEIR JOB, but rather the percs that come with oh such a nice paying job?? Just another day in SA, i suppose? If the ANCYL had their chance of running this country, this place will be a tumble weed, disease infested, hunger stricken, poorly maintained hole in the bottom of this continent. sorry to say...but i think that is just a very sad and scary thought, that their 'voices' have had so much influence in todays poplitics :(

  • Gary - 2012-01-20 08:58

    "For the first time since 1994 we are experiencing problems." LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-01-20 09:23

    Time to separate entrepreneurs from tenderpreneurs , Politicians from Politicopreneurs . To get rid of the rot , the courts will have to amputate the hands of those fingered

  • Lesley - 2012-01-20 09:25

    The Premier of Limpop says he does not see why he should resign ad he does not want to lose he big salary and benefits. All the youth league can say is that they are giving the government 7 days to get out of Limpopo or thay are going to march. Just shows you how ignorant they are, They have no clue about business and have obviously been feathering their own nest and are now not going to be able to continue. AThey obviously do not care about the people of Limpopo.

  • MakaNyawuzenkukhu - 2012-01-20 09:26

    Malema must shape his province before thinking of dictating to all South Africans [charity starts at home]. Limpompo, Limpompo everyday for goodness sake!! Leadership and communication skills???

  • thozi - 2012-01-20 09:36

    ... and which Department financed a 'ghost' tender for Malema's watch?

  • Phillip - 2012-01-20 09:54

    Like soooooooo many instances: 100% entitlement, 0% responsibility, and lots of rhetoric. In summary, a lot of money wasted and lots of talk with no action!

      MakaNyawuzenkukhu - 2012-01-20 21:48

      Perfectly agree with you Phillip, 100% demanding less active on putting an effort towards a constructive action for improving others lives!!!

      Lelo - 2012-02-15 17:36

      South Africans seem to be serving these imbeciles by force

  • Warren - 2012-01-20 10:04

    "It(ANCYL)claimed school nutrition programmes and transport were not being paid, medication in hospitals was not being procured, education bursaries had been frozen and various other service providers had not been paid" Has this only happened now after 22Nov2011 since intervention. Was the budget not being abused before this for other means. Were all service providers, who supply critical essential services accounts paid up to date or were funds channeled/syphoned for non essential services. Please clarify the statement. Why is the province bankrupt.

  • martin.vandermerwe - 2012-01-20 10:17

    Please tell me and please I’m not making this a racial issue just stating the fact, where on this entire planet has a black led government ever been successful or a black led organization, the DNA does not allow it……

      Nyiks11 - 2012-01-20 13:10

      We've always had our wellrun governments in the form of tribal authorities and kangaroo courts and black led organisations like stokvels and pyramid schemes. I'm not making this a racial issue but stating a fact ,your DNA fuels these racist tendencies neh . . .

      Lelo - 2012-02-15 17:41

      Martin...what are you trying to say?

  • leijn.tissink - 2012-01-20 10:22

    reading into the Youf Leak drivel is that they are squeeling due to losing their feeding space at the Limpopo trough

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-01-20 10:35

    ANCYL blames Cabinet ? The headline should read "Malema fingers Zuma"

  • Abram - 2012-01-20 11:54

    Zuma and his people will never survive,if there is a wrong doing in Limpopo why they don't charge those people,they just take over without prof that there people responsible.we want to see what nation gorvement will do to the people of Limpopo,we are watching.If malema or anyone else is responsible they must be brought to book and answer for that.but it looks like there is nothing wrong with that bcause no one is coming is just Zuma,s tricks to get the second term.People of Limpopo are waiting for service delivery from National goverment.Lets see who will be charge because malema is not working for the goverment.

  • miyo27 - 2012-01-23 07:36

    South Africa blames ANCYL for country's issues...Disbanding the ANCYL = problems solved

  • wayne.nkuna - 2012-01-25 14:45

    this is rubish, the whole country is riddled wth coruption,limpopo is just being focusd on to divate the real deals going on around the country....more importantly gauteng

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