Transport minister unaware of issues at NW Community Safety
10:19 Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Transport minister unaware of issues at NW Community Safety | News Article
The issues allegedly plaguing the under administration Community Safety Department in the North West, which involves the administrator of the department, is unknown to the office of Transport Minister, Blade Nzimande.

This is according to the spokesperson of the department, Ishmael Mnisi. This after a reliable source informed OFM News that workers at the Community Safety and Transport Management (Cosatma) Department in the province wrote to the office of the premier, Job Mokgoro, asking for him to intervene. The source says workers are not happy with how the administrator, who was appointed by the Inter-Ministerial Task Team, chaired by Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in 2018, is dealing and handling issues of the department. Workers at Cosatma in the province alleges that the under-fire administrator is undermining them and ill-treats them. Mnisi, however, says during the meeting on Friday with the management of the department, there was an issue raised about the interpretation of Section 100 (1)(b) in relation to the authority of the administrator and no allegations about the behaviour of the administrator was brought forward.

Mnisi says on Friday 12 April 2019, Nzimande met with the management to get a progress report on the implementation of the Section 100(1)(b) intervention in the Department and the Minister expressed satisfaction at the milestones reached and appealed for a closer cooperation between the Administrator and the Executive Management of the Department. He adds that Nzimande clarified the issues of delegations given to the Administrator, as contained in Section 100 (1)(b) of the Constitution, saying in terms of this section, the national government will “fully take over” the administration of the departments under administration. ]

“Literally this means that the Administrator is the Accounting Officer, reporting directly to the Minister of Transport and the Inter-Ministerial Task Team, chaired by Dlamini-Zuma. The Minister was not presented with any letter or a memorandum in this regard,” he concluded.

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