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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  • ISO - 2012-02-14 16:37

    Only way to go is DA way!

      Ray - 2012-02-14 17:53

      Sorry to say,the sheep will continue to follow the wolves.

      rsoiko - 2012-02-17 02:31

      Things are changing the DA won some Limpopo wards Mo

  • Thandiwe - 2012-02-14 16:40

    The Unions are joining up with the DA in Limpopo - wake up Limpopo ANC - time to step down!

  • Ben - 2012-02-14 16:41

    Someone has to do something. The mere fact that this man is still in his job means that the government condones his actions.

  • Trevor - 2012-02-14 16:47

    give that province ( or the whole of S-A ) to the DA and you`ll see that within a couple of months the province will start looking good again. go DA Limpopo!!!!South Africa are tired of all the corruption that is taking place and we need the party that will care for the whole of S-A.

      Charl - 2012-02-15 09:32

      As much as I support the DA and think they are great. It will take more than a couple of months to see any real noticeable improvement in Limpopo with the state they are in.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-14 16:51

    Good ! The DA is showing the way here. A forensic audit must follow, and this thief must be made to repay whatever is shown to have been taken over and above his salary.

  • Nigel - 2012-02-14 16:56

    so the rot is coming out, malema & his mafia have turned the province into another Zim province, to all the poor masses that live there, you won't be seeing any service delivery for many years, its has been stolen from you by malema & his thugs, this is what he had in mind for the rest of the country, the irony is that he pretended to be the prince of the poor, but in reality HE IS STEALING FROM HIS OWN PEOPLE, what scum.

  • Graham - 2012-02-14 17:45

    Yay for D.A.

  • braamc - 2012-02-14 18:05

    Lekker gravy, scoop. Filthy thieving ANC

  • CALAMITYSA - 2012-02-14 18:13

    Cassel Mathale Same principle applies - You and Juju are wonderful agents for the DA. The more you say and do the more people realise they CAN NOT vote for the ANC any more. Hopefully the president will act quickly on this one and get rid of you. Unlike John Block - that case have been forward to 2013??

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-14 18:57

      CAL: I don't think we should wait for the president. The people must get rid of the rotten ANC themselves.

  • Abongile Mbauli - 2012-02-14 18:49

    Ah, corruption. There is no greater pleasure in this world than spending someone else's money. . .

  • Ntokozo V Zwane - 2012-02-14 19:02

    aaah the beauty of politics, DA and the ANC are sheep woven with the same cloth. The only reason the WC strives the way it does (malema would ''shoot'' me for saying this) is because it is run by capable whites and blacks who studied under them. As for the nation i think we need a very quick change in the manner we do politics, not this nonsense of 'you did this, you did this' the DA and ANC are doing. As for blacks that cry foul about ''whites running our country'', they've been here for over a century so its now their country as well and secondly stop whining and learn from those whites who run big business. SA has a bright future, if only we never needed politics to govern our growth

  • rsoiko - 2012-02-17 02:31

    The Blue Wave of the North will wash over the Drakensburg, the Kalahari and the Dolphin Coast and the rainbow will shine in a BLUE SKY!

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