NW Premier’s election iced

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Latest News

The Democratic Alliance (DA) said yesterday that they were not surprised that the election of the North West Premier had been postponed until further notice.
This follows the cancellation of a special sitting that was convened for (tomorrow) Friday 8 June 2018 for the sole purpose of filling the vacancy of a Premier.

The sitting was however called off and re-scheduled to another date still to be announced.

In terms of Section 128 of the Constitution, subsection 3 “an election to fill a vacancy in the Office of the Premier must be held at a time and on a date determined by the President of the Constitutional Court, but not later than 30 days after the vacancy occurs”. The Judge President of the North West High Court, Honourable Madam Justice Monica Leeuw had indicated to the Legislature her availability on Friday to swear in the newly elected Premier.
The North West has been without a Premier for almost a month since former Premier Supra Mahumapelo’s initial resignation. The DA is therefore concerned that awaiting a next possible date for the swearing in of a new Premier will take up too much time.

The Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) has done little has done litte to bring order to the province, and it will remain in shambles without a Premier and with Supra Mahumapelo as the Chairperson of the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC).
The DA has lodged a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application to the Office of the President requesting a report on the IMTT’s findings. It is a disgrace that since the IMTT’s appointment in April, no engagement has been arranged with key stakeholders such as the legislative arm of the North West Government.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) said yesterday that they were not surprised that the election of the North West Premier had been postponed until further notice.

This follows the cancellation of a special sitting that was convened for (tomorrow) Friday 8 June 2018 for the sole purpose of filling the vacancy of a Premier. The sitting was however called off and re-scheduled to another date still to be announced.

In terms of Section 128 of the Constitution, subsection 3 “an election to fill a vacancy in the Office of the Premier must be held at a time and on a date determined by the President of the Constitutional Court, but not later than 30 days after the vacancy occurs”. The Judge President of the North West High Court, Honourable Madam Justice Monica Leeuw had indicated to the Legislature her availability on Friday to swear in the newly elected Premier.

The North West has been without a Premier for almost a month since former Premier Supra Mahumapelo’s initial resignation. The DA is therefore concerned that awaiting a next possible date for the swearing in of a new Premier will take up too much time.

The Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) has done little has done litte to bring order to the province, and it will remain in shambles without a Premier and with Supra Mahumapelo as the Chairperson of the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC).
The DA has lodged a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application to the Office of the President requesting a report on the IMTT’s findings. It is a disgrace that since the IMTT’s appointment in April, no engagement has been arranged with key stakeholders such as the legislative arm of the North West Government.

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