North West Legislature MPLs and MECs Pay Tribute to Late MEC Nkewu during Special Legislature Sitting.

On Tuesday, 12 July 2016, the Members of the North West Provincial Legislature led by Premier Supra Mahumapelo and Executive Council described the late MEC for the Department of Social Development, Kgakgamatso Nkewu as a selfless leader, a gender activist who sacrificed her life for changing lives of the people in the North West Province. This came after the Legislature held a Special House Sitting to honour and pay tribute to the late MEC Nkewu. The late MEC Nkewu, who was also a Treasurer of the African National Congress in the North West province, met her ultimate death on Thursday, 07 July 2016, during a car accident near Vryburg that also led to a death of a cyclist and seriously injuring two (2) members of the VIP Protection Unit. Family members of the late MEC Nkewu, Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Hon. Thandi Modise and different community members also attended the Special Sitting. Premier Supra Mahumapelo said the people of the North West Province and the African National Congress has lost a leader who was energetic, visionary, resolute, hardworking and principled. “On behalf of the People’s Province of Bokone-Bophirima, we have lost a dedicated and selfless leader to transform the lives of our people. She was obedient and very principled when it came to dealing with challenges of our people or the organisations concerned. To the family,...

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North West Legislature Speaker Pays Tribute to the Late MEC Kgakgamatso Nkewu.

The Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature, Hon. Sussana Dantjie, extends her heartfelt condolences on the passing of the MEC for the Department of Social Department, Kgakgamatso Nkewu who passed away today, 07 July 2016 in a car accident. “Our deepest sympathy to her family, friends, the people of Bokone Bophirima and the African Natonal Congress at large. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of our beloved Comrade Kgakgi rest in peace”, said the Hon. Speaker. To the immediate family of the late MEC Kgakgamatso Nkewu, the Hon. Speaker had these words to say; “We are confident that the fond memories of the deceased will bring you comfort during this difficult time. Let us all look back on all good memories we were able to have and smile at the fact that we were able to share these before she passed on. “Thank you for allowing her to serve our people in the manner that she did. Despite the loss of the physical presence of our beloved stalwart we know that God has assigned her to watch over you throughout your lives,” said the Speaker. Her physical presence may be no more but her legacy lives on. Hamba kahle Comrade Nkewu. Issued by the Office of the Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature. For further enquiries please contact...

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North West Legislature Speaker Regrets Media Reports by the EFF on the Suspension of their Members entitlements/qoutas.

The Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature, Hon. Sussana Dantjie, regrets the statement released by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on the 9th June 2016 about the suspension of their entitlements. Hon. Dantjie would like to place on record that there is nothing political about the suspension of the entitlements or private quotas for all members of the EFF as that stems from their refusal to be accountable and their failure to take responsibility of the stolen Bakkie hired on behalf of one of their own, Hon. Motsi, a Member of the Provincial Legislature. On 28 April 2016 the Office of the Leader of the EFF made a request on behalf of Hon. Motsi to be booked a bakkie. A bakkie was allegedly picked up at Avis by certain Mr Khoza who was cited as the co-driver and the bakkie was hours later reported as stolen. Neither Hon. Motsi nor Mr Khoza had any decency whatsoever to report the matter, either to the police or the Legislature. The two also failed and refused to cooperate with the Legislature when requested to provide details of what happened. It only surfaced later when the Speaker issued a warning that if no one comes forth with details on the stolen vehicle then the benefit will be suspended that Hon. Motsi denied any knowledge of ever hiring or requesting a car to...

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North West Legislature Committee on Public Works and Roads to Engage Department on Findings of the Tlapeng to Manthe Road Oversight.

On Tuesday, 17 May 2016, the North West Provincial Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Public Works, Roads, Transport and Community Safety has resolved to call the department of Public Works MEC, Madoda Sambatha and the department’s technical team to engage them on the Committee’s findings of the road inspections on road P25/1 from Tlapeng to Manthe Village. This came after the committee went on an oversight visit to inspect the two roads as part of “O re bone re go bone” programme of the Legislature which literally means “You see us and we see you”, aimed at taking legislature to the people to strengthen oversight and public participation and to promote accountability and transparency in government. According to a report given to the Committee by Mr Kenneth Gill, a Chief Director for District Operations at Public Works, construction of this road started on the 2 December 2013 with a budget of R39 million and it ended on the 15 March 2014 due to insufficient funds. Mr Gill said the department was aware that the budget was insufficient and would not be able to cover total construction that is why they opted for fog spraying, pothole patching and resealing of the road. During the oversight, the Committee discovered that the road between Manthe Village and Tlapeng, is full of potholes, it is not conducive for motorists to drive on it as...

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North West Legislature Speaker Rejects Insinuations made by the DA and EFF on Unilateral Running of the House.

The Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature , Hon. Sussana Dantjie , regrets the insinuations made by the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) that she “again denied them the right to participate in the proceedings” with the contempt it deserves. The Speaker would like to place on record that never, now nor in the past, has the Speaker ever denied anyone to participate in the proceedings of the house. “The standing rules of the Legislature states clearly that the Chief Whip of the house is responsible for arranging the Legislature business in the Order Paper subject to the rules and the directives of the Programming Committee; and Political consultation among Parties in the Legislature”, said the Hon Speaker. This was complied with and Parties, specifically those who chose to walk out of the house during the sitting on 26 April 2016, the DA and EFF, failed to report their disagreement to the Speaker before the sitting. However, when the DA raised the matter in the House, the Speaker made a ruling that “Party Whips should meet and resolve the matters in disagreement and report back” to her. Unfortunately the two parties chose to walkout of the house in a rush to grandstand and reported the distorted facts to the public. “If there were any disagreements between the parties about any matter that should or...

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