Corrupt NW officials 'will be arrested'

Corrupt NW officials 'will be arrested'

The ministerial task team probing governance issues in North West says it won't have any qualms arresting officials implicated in corruption. 

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The provincial government has taken over the province amid an ongoing political crises.

Communities embarked on protests in April demanding the resignation of premier Supra Mahumapelo amid allegations of corruption and maladministration. 


The team, is led by Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma briefed the media in Lichtenburg on Wednesday. 


Dlamini-Zuma says criminal investigations are ongoing. 


"Obviously, the JCPS (the Justice, Crime Prevention, and Security Cluster) is busy with is investigating and they are going to investigate anything and everything that is given to them. They will then charge whoever needs to be charged if they find that somebody needs to be charged."

Mahumapelo is currently on special leave after refusing to resign. 


Dlamini-Zuma says their assessments are incomplete. 


"This week we also decided that since we have visited the province, we must visit at least two municipalities in the province to assess the state of affairs. We spend the whole morning with one municipality, tomorrow we will see another one and this will give us a deeper assessment of where things are in the municipalities."


She says they will meet with various parties to listen their perspectives.


A final report will be compiled to assist national government on how to start implementing changes in the North West government.

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