Four more Health Department employees suspended

North West Health MEC, Magome Masike warned that heads will roll in his department. Now his stern warning is taking toll. First, it was Department’s Head and now four more employees. Departmental spokesperson, Tebogo Lekgethwane said confirmed that four employees have been placed on precautionary suspension. Lekgethwane said their precautionary suspension is in terms of…

Under Pressure Premier postpones reshuffling announcement – again

The much anticipated announcement by North West Premier, Job Mokgoro still remains anticipated. It was suppose to take place on Sunday but moved to Saturday then later canceled. It is for the second time the presser was canceled. The official announcement from his office: “The presser did not take place colleagues. We’ll keep you posted”….

Premier Mokgoro to fire some MECs today

If everything goes according to North West Premier’s plan today, we will have new MECs this afternoon. Premier Job Mokgoro is expected to brief the media in Potchesfroom at 12pm. According to highly placed sources in the Premier’s Office, Mokgoro desperately need to change his executive but he is not getting welcoming support from other…

Stabbed 7 year school boy to be burried in Zimbabwe

North West MEC for Education and Sport Development, Sello Lehari introduced the Task Team to the bereaved family of a 7-year-old boy, who was allegedly stabbed to death at the school toilets by a 17 years old boy. The purpose of the Task Team is to work with the family, school and the municipality to…

Reinstated Dr suspended again

It looks like a cat and mice game at the North West Department of Health. The embattled Head of Department Dr. Thabo Lekalakala is in trouble again. The HOD has been placed on precautionary suspension. This precautionary suspension follows his return to work on Monday after the arbitration outcome which nullified his special leave. According…

Criminal charges laid against Mahumapelo over R314m VBS bank saga

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in North West has today – Friday – laid criminal charges against former Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, in terms of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act and Section 6 of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA) at the Mmabatho Police Station. According to DA leader in the province, Joe…

Self imposed two day Matlosana Mayor resigns

Only two days was enough for Washington Ntozini to be the Executive Mayor of Matlosana Local Municipality. ANC deployee Ntozini, with the help of opposition parties removed another ANC deployee Maitu Kgaile as the mayor of Matlosana. That did not sit well with the ruling party that acted swiftly and asked Ntozini to resign immediately….

A R33 million school in Ratlou remain unused

Learners at Tsoseletso International School in Ratlou continue to use dilapidated old school while state of the art building remains unused. According to the Democratic Alliance, learners are also forced to make use of broken chairs and desks. Joe McGluwa¬†– DA North West Premier Candidate said following a recent oversight inspection to the Tsoseletso Intermediate…

Suspended Health Department head back at work but disciplinary hearing continues

Even if he is back at work – North West Health Department head will still face disciplinary hearing. Dr Thabo Lekalakala was suspended in April this year following alleged tender irregularities but the Public Health and Social Development Sectoral Bargaining Council ruled that Lekalakala must be reinstated. But the Department of Health says Lekalakala is…