I read with concern the Sowetan report headlined "Premier defies the ANC".
While I agree that service delivery mandates should be observed by all our public office bearers, I fail to understand Limpopo Premier Sello Moloto's assertion that service delivery lags behind.
He says this is because of the appointment of senior managers.
Government processes of filling a post take up to three months, but appointing a person from within the system to act in a vacant position is a matter of a day or two.
Does he want to tell us that his office did not have succession planning in place?
I find hiss position a direct provocation of the current provincial executive committee of the ANC and a display of disrespect of the highest order.
As a deployee of the ANC in government, he is duty bound to respect its PEC's decisions unless he wants to tell us that he already has a completed membership for Shikota-cum-Congress of the People.
Perhaps what he needs is to be pushed out as an excuse to jump ship to Shikota because he cannot claim to be a loyal member of the ANC, which he continuously undermines.
The collective decisions of the ANC bind members equally and Moloto is no exception.
Risenga Maruma, Bakenberg