DA Northern Cape Leader
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The Democratic Alliance (DA) is concerned that the Acting Premier, Grizelda Cjiekella, has still not placed the beleaguered Finance MEC, John Block, who will once again be appearing in court tomorrow on serious charges of fraud and corruption, on suspension.
The inaction by the Acting Premier effectively erodes the public’s confidence in not only her provincial administration, but also casts the African National Congress in the province, as a party of no consequences.
It is inconceivable that MEC John Block, who is in and out of court appearances, and presumably devoting time to prepare his defense, would then be able to devote adequate time to his position as the MEC for a provinces finances and Treasury. Good governance, and sound ethics would dictate that the Acting Premier show leadership, even to her party-political senior, and place Mr. Block on suspension whilst he answers the fraud and corruption charges against him.