Mathale dismissal claims untrue - PTT

2013-06-24 17:43
Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale (Picture: Sapa)

Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale (Picture: Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Reports that the ANC's provincial task team (PTT) in Limpopo has decided to fire Premier Cassel Mathale are untrue, it said on Monday.

"Those reports are absolutely untrue," PTT spokesperson Sello Lediga said.

"The task team has no authority to fire the premier. That decision lies with the president [Jacob Zuma]."

He said the task team had never discussed Mathale's future as it did not have the authority to decide on this.

On Monday, The Star newspaper reported that the PTT had decided to fire Mathale, and had asked Luthuli House for permission to implement the decision.

At a meeting last week, the task team reportedly also took a decision to recall three district mayors aligned with Mathale.

The newspaper made reference to unnamed sources who said a decision had been taken to recall Mopani district Mayor Joshua Matlou, Sekhukhune district Mayor Shoes Magabe, and Lawrence Mapoulo of the Capricorn District Municipality.

Lediga said this was also "completely untrue".

Disbanding ANCYL NEC

In March, the ANC took a decision to disband the ANCYL's national executive committee (NEC) and the Limpopo ANC provincial executive committee (PEC).

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe said the decision was taken at a three-day NEC meeting.

Later in March, Zuma said: "The [ANC] NEC collective decided to dissolve the NEC of the youth league precisely because of its continued ill-disciplined behaviour, which has brought the organisation into disrepute on numerous occasions.

"On the same measure, we further decided to dissolve the Limpopo PEC because of institutionalised factionalism, which is un-ANC [sic]."

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