The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) in the North West welcomed the African National Congress (ANC) National Working Committee(NWC) nomination of Professor Tebogo Job Mokgoro as Premier candidate to replace Supra Mahumapelo.
The civic organisation said that how Professor Mokgoro reconfigures the Provincial Executive Council (Exco) will indicate whether he will deal decisively with the challenges facing the province.
“We can’t ignore the obvious fact that Mokgoro was nominated by the current ANC Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) which oversaw the near collapse of the Mahumapelo administration, entrenched factionalism as well deep divisions within structures of the organisation,strained relations with alliance partners and alleged rampant looting of state resources. We trust that in its wisdom the NWC had considered these factors when it arrived at the decision to endorse his deployment,” highlighted SANCO Provincial Chairperson, Paul Sebegoe.
Sebegoe said that Mokgoro is a reputable and seasoned administrator who brings a wealth of experience and professionalism into the responsibility he will be taking over.
”The responsibility to stabilise the current administration while overseeing implementation of the recommendations of the Inter-Ministerial Task team towards restoring good governance and effective systems for prudent financial management suits him well,” he said.
He emphasised that SANCO will support Mokgoro if he will not be involved in any cover-up of corruption, maladministration and prioritises the development needs of communities.
“The ball is now in his court to demonstrate his patriotism as well as loyalty to the people of the North West Province who will be looking up to him with the expectation that he is incorruptible and will not compromise his integrity,” emphasised Sebegoe.