The ANC Caucus in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature rejects the frivolous DA sponsored motion of no confidence in Premier David Makhura.
We reaffirm our confidence in the able leadership of Premier David Makhura as the head of the Gauteng Provincial Government. Throughout his term as the head of Gauteng Provincial Government Premier David Makhura has shown unwavering commitment in advancing the interests of the people of Gauteng, by leading a responsive and activist government which is unapologetic about the fight against graft and corruption. The ANC Caucus will not be pandering to the hypocritical whims of the racist DA and their poster boy of corruption who want to co-govern with the popularly elected government through frivolous motions.
Instead of working hand in glove with the provincial government in saving the lives of our people which are every day threatened by a ruthless and invincible virus the DA is trying to seek attention and popularity through frivolous motions which it knows very well that it won’t see the light of day.
The DA, in their typical populist rhetoric, sought to pre-empt the judicial process by filing a motion of no confidence against Premier David Makhura while the matter was still under review. We further reaffirm our confidence in the Tribunal and further call on the people of Gauteng to support its work as a necessary tool to enhance accountability and transparency.
We welcome the transparency of Premier David Makhura who brought an application before the Special Tribunal to correct an erroneously written judgment on the alleged involvement of the Premier in the PPE procurement irregularities. This shows that the premier has nothing to hide and is assisting the work of the Tribunal.
We welcome Judge Motlhe's Special Tribunal judgment handed down on 01 February 2021 which corrected the previous judgment and clearly states that no allegations were made against Premier David Makhura in PPE procurement irregularities. We however call for a speedy conclusion of all investigations so that those involved must be brought to justice.
A united ANC Caucus will close ranks in defense of a towering Premier whose track record speaks volumes on the success of his administration since 2014. The ANC Caucus in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature will defeat this ill-conceived motion, we remain committed to fighting corruption and malfeasance whenever and wherever it occurs and we won't be distracted by the gimmicks and grandstanding by the DA and their ilk.
Issued by the Office of the Chief Whip, Cde Mzi Khumalo.
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