Limpopo situation not so bad - ANC

2011-12-08 22:49

Polokwane - The state of administration in Limpopo is not as bad as portrayed, the provincial African National Congress said on Thursday.

"The ANC has received an assurance from the premier - who is an ANC deployee - that the situation is not as bleak as it is projected," provincial party secretary Joe Maswanganyi said.

On Monday, Cabinet announced that the national government would take over the running of five Limpopo departments which were mismanaging their finances.

Maswanganyi said Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale had assured the party the provincial government would co-operate fully with the intervention team to "normalise the situation".

"We trust that this intervention would also go a long way in providing support to the provincial administration."

The national government would also intervene in the management of finances in the Free State and the Gauteng health department.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told SABC radio news this week that Cabinet had been monitoring the finances of these provinces for some time.

"There's been a... trend of underspending, overspending, violating supply chain provisions, and this is what we want to thoroughly investigate now," he said.

  • Godfrey - 2011-12-08 23:09

    ...and the whites also said "apartheid is not so bad"

  • Cheryl - 2011-12-08 23:16


  • TheWatcher - 2011-12-09 00:56

    I always hear statements along the lines of 'want to thoroughly investigate now' but I never hear the results. Quite frankly this govt talks up a good storm but never does anything.

  • Dewdawn - 2011-12-09 06:19

    They are only intervening because the DA is now becoming a real viable alternative to the first time voters who will vote using the tried and tested method of comparing voting styles instead of just voting emotively akin to how the majority does at the moment. Yhen of course warning bells for Limpopo ANC come from the report:

  • braamc - 2011-12-09 07:10

    It is not that bad, it is worse

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-09 08:09

    Yes, it's not bad is worse.

  • Graeme - 2011-12-09 08:43

    Ja, not so a bullet in the head.

  • Nyiks11 - 2011-12-09 09:08

    After taking a bath , do not release the stopper but try emptying the water with a spoon instead That my dear friends is more like paying off a maxed out overdraft

  • George - 2011-12-09 09:58

    "administration in Limpopo is not as bad as portrayed" Just bladdy worse and also out of control

  • Kala - 2011-12-09 11:53

    Let's not forget that in ANC standards it's not so bad. Crime, corruption, fraud etc. is not so bad in South Africa as per the ANC standards. To everybody else it's a disaster

  • jody.beggs - 2012-01-19 17:06

    Maybe if all TAX payers threatened to strike to stop the gravy train , government would start to pay attention. Damn the man.

  • Assis - 2012-01-19 17:15

    Thats a great step towards fixing the situation...denying that the situation exists. Oh I forgot, corruption, bad management and misuse of resources is good !

  • Mboneni - 2012-01-20 12:42

    The situation in limpopo province is bad and not only this province,but throughout south africa including national govt public works and helth dept correctional services etc limpopo province is just a tip of the iceberg

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