17 December 2018


Cabinet Committee denies resistance from NW Government 

by: Semphete Correspondent    date: 11 May 2018

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) appointed by Cabinet to establish facts on the ground in Bokone Bophirima province said it has received nothing but total cooperation from the provincial government and its Premier, Supra Mahumapelo. 
The IMC was responding to false media reports that insinuated that the provincial executive has been uncooperative, in particular the Premier.  
“The media reports are not only misleading, but also far from the actual experience of the IMC,” said IMC spokesperson, Phumla Williams. 
“The IMC would like to place on the record that the IMC as well as the Technical Task Team of senior officials have received nothing but cooperation from the provincial executive led by Premier Supra Mahumapelo. At no point during the engagements between the IMC, its Technical Task Team and the North West government has there been lack of cooperation. All engagement have been in the spirit of collegiality and cooperation.
On Thursday Cabinet said it was satisfied with the progress made by the inter-ministerial task team in Bokone Bophirima. 
"Cabinet was presented with the report by the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on North West. The report provided the preliminary work that has been done in the last two weeks.cCabinet was satisfied with the progress made by the IMTT in its efforts to stabilise the province,” said Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane during her media briefing on behalf of Cabinet.
The committee – formed by Cabinet after violent and destructive protests that accompanied calls for Premier Mahumapelo to resign - said its purpose in the province is to build, not divide. 
“The Intervention that we have made as the IMC in the North West Province is not intended to sow any divisions. It is an intervention that is intended to assist the province as mandated by Cabinet. The IMC is working hard on the ground to ensure that it reports back to Cabinet within the stipulated timelines,” Williams said.
“The IMC regrets that such misleading reports have been publicised without any verification with the chairperson of the IMC or the IMC spokesperson. We hope the publication concerned will take the necessary corrective actions to ensure that a similar misrepresentation is not allowed to happen again”.