EFF targets North West's Mahumapelo in motion of no confidence

EFF targets North West's Mahumapelo in motion of no confidence

- The EFF recently requested a motion of no confidence against the NMB mayor, Athol Trollip

- Their latest request for a no confidence vote is against North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo

- The motion will need to be debated before it can proceed and the party is waiting for a date on the debate

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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), has said that they have requested a debate on a motion of no confidence against North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo.

The request comes following allegations of his knowledge of corrupt deals that took place in the province's Department of Health.

Health HOD Dr Thabo Lekalakala, admitted paying R30 million to Gupta-linked Mediosa before any services were rendered by the company. He also admitted to taking trips to India that were paid for by Mediosa.

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Briefly.co.za learned the EFF's Papiki Babuile said the party doesn't believe the premier is able to be objective.

“We have raised a motion of no confidence against Mahumapelo as the premier of the North West. We submitted the motion last week and we are waiting for the Speaker to give us a date to debate that motion. Mahumapelo cannot institute a forensic investigation on this matter because he is implicated.”

Their statement comes following Lekalakala's testimony under oath, that his trips to India were authorised by Premier Mahumapelo.

Mahumapelo's office said that the trips are authorised by the premier on the recommendation of the MEC, and that Lekalakala's trips were recommended by MEC Masike.

Spokesperson for the premier, Brian Setswambung, added that the move to debate a motion of no confidence in Mahumapelo was a distraction, and that the premier's office would not be deterred from proceeding with investigations.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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