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northwestprovinceCity Press reports that North West Premier Job Mokgoro has been called in to intervene in a standoff between senior managers and the administrator at the department of community safety and transport in order to avoid total insubordination.  

The group of managers – whose powers have been suspended pending the conclusion of a Section 100 intervention by the central government – have written to Mokgoro and MEC Mpho Motlhabane citing a broken relationship with Nqaba Nqandela.  Among other things, they accused Nqandela of refusing to consult on departmental activities, humiliating the staff, making threats, stalling progress and failing to assist management to improve their performance in line with the central government intervention led by Minister in the Presidency Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.  The officials recommended that Nqandela’s role in the department be placed on hold until both Mokgoro and Motlhabane resolved the conflict.  “We cannot tolerate humiliation anymore from an individual who does not assist us to improve on our performance nor make systems effective,” they said.  Mokgoro’s office said on Friday that the complaint had been received and “the premier is still going to apply his mind”.  Last year the cabinet placed 10 North West government departments under administration, assuming total control for running half of them, while the rest received support.

  • Read the full original of Setumo Stone’s report in the above regard at City Press

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