One MEC axed as Pre­mier reshuf­fles Cabi­net

Polokwane Observer - - Front Page - ENDY SENYATSI >>endy@ob­

The newly ap­pointed Mem­ber of the Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil (MEC) for Trans­port and Com­mu­nity Safety, Mavhungu Lerule-Ra­makhanya is an­tic­i­pated to hit the ground run­ning fol­low­ing her de­ploy­ment as the po­lit­i­cal head of the port­fo­lio on Mon­day evening.

Lerule-Ra­makhanya, for­merly the Speaker of the Pro­vin­cial Leg­is­la­ture, has to fill the shoes of Dick­son Masemola who has been de­ployed to Pub­lic Works, Roads and In­fra­struc­ture port­fo­lio, pre­vi­ously held by Mon­ica Mochadi.

MECs who re­tained their port­fo­lios are Basikopo Makamu for Co­op­er­a­tive Gov­er­nance, Hu­man Set­tle­ments and Tra­di­tional Af­fairs, Sea­paro Sekoati for Pro­vin­cial Trea­sury, Phophi Ra­math­uba for Health, Polly Boshielo for Ed­u­ca­tion, Nkakareng Rak­goale for So­cial De­vel­op­ment, Thabo Mokone for Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment, En­vi­ron­ment and Tourism, Nandi Ndalane for Agri­cul­ture and Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment and Thandi Mo­raka for Sport, Arts and Cul­ture.

Mochadi is the only one axed from Lim­popo cabi­net seem­ingly due to poor per­for­mance as it was learnt that Pre­mier Stan Matha­batha made the ad­just­ments fol­low­ing the as­sess­ment of the per­for­mance of the Pro­vin­cial Govern­ment in car­ry­ing out its con­sti­tu­tional man­date over the past ten months of the sixth ad­min­is­tra­tion.

A state­ment made avail­able to Polok­wane Ob­server quoted Matha­batha to have said that he trusted that the changes would add the re­quired value in ac­cel­er­a­tion of the de­liv­ery of ser­vices and, more im­por­tantly, the im­prove­ment of the lives of peo­ple of Lim­popo. These changes are with im­me­di­ate ef­fect, it was learnt.

Pro­vin­cial Leg­is­la­ture Spokesper­son Meodi Mothapo em­pha­sised that the Deputy Speaker of the Leg­is­la­ture, Jerry Ndou is ex­pected to lead the house un­til such time all due pro­cesses have been com­pleted to elect the new Speaker.


Mavhungu LeruleRa­makhanya is the newly ap­pointed MEC.

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