YCLSA Limpopo media statement based on Premier Cassel Mathale`s plea to be arrested
12 January 2012
The Young Communist League South African [uFasimba] painfully noted the unnecessary political assertions made by the recent dubiously elected Provincial Chairperson of the ANC, Mr Cassel Mathale as allegiously appeared in "The Sowetan paper "dated the 06th January 2012,at a session of the official announcement of the 2011 Matric Results at Jack Botes Hall, Polokwane.
In the said cited, printed media, on Page 2, Mr Cassel Mathale made a public call, appealed, and challenged President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma to arrest him "if there has been any act of wrongdoing, on his part, instead of punishing, his(i.e,Mathale)’s so called innocent service providers". The YCLSA would want to believe that, Mr Mathale was not making reference to innocent service providers to imply his business associates.
The YCLSA views and considers the said political assertions and call as a serious act of both political and administrative acts of disciplinable misconduct. The YCLSA, guided by its omnipresence culture of being imbued with class analysis aligns the said appeal by Mathale to the National Government’s decisive action of having placed five Provincial Departments under the Premiership of Mr. Cassel Mathale during 2011.
As a sequel to the YCLSA`s last media statement, dated the 14th December 2011, pertaining to the Section 100(b) of the Constitution of RSA intervention by the National Government, the YCLSA would want to reiterate its position and appeal to all good law abiding South African citizens, including Mathale himself, to desist from responding emotionally and unnecessary to the said intervention by the central government, because the intervention was taken in the interest of good governance.
As an expected disciplined member of ANC, and equally a leader of the Provincial Administration, Mr. Mathale, was not and must not challenge the President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency, J.G. Zuma, on a standing prerequisite of good governance as explicitly provided for under Section 195(1)(a)-(i),Subsection (2),Chapter 10,read together with Section 100(1)(b) of the Constitution of RSA ,at the least in the media, safe to do so within the bounds, limit and spirit of cooperative governance as enshrined under Chapter 3,Section 40 (1) and (2) read together with Section 41 (1)(a)-(h),Subsection (2) and (4) of the Constitution.
When the Provincial Administration over ran its operational Budget by the second quarter of the 2011-2012 Financial Year, these amounted to "financial maladministration" in its purest form.
The sad state of Provincial financial affairs reflects badly on the part of the Provincial Administration, for which Mr. Mathale has been, and continues to be its Provincial Accounting Officer. The YCLSA therefore recommends as follows:
1. Advice Mr. Mathale to desist from unnecessary media lobbying against President J.G.Zuma on matters of public administration as cited above.
2. That since the President of the ANC, and by extension, of the Republic of South Africa, does not have conferred judicial, let alone prosecutorial powers, to arrest anyone who might have committed any wrongdoing which has criminal connotations, such powers are explicitly reserved to the Courts, as per Chapter 8, Section165 (1) (5) of the Constitution, as eagerly called for and appealed by Mr. Mathale.
3. That, irrespective of how painful the intervention of the national government towards Mr. Mathale’s administration might seem to be unpalatable to him, he must be alive to the painful reality that South Africa is not a Federalist State, and constitutionally and legitimately so, the Provincial Administration owes its undivided allegiance, to the national government, and is not a matter which is, and could be subject to a debate.
4. That the N.E.C of the ANC and equally the President of the Republic Of South Africa, His Excellency,Jacob.Gedleyihlekisa Zuma,urgently summon Mr. Mathale to account for the veracity of his action flowing from the said print media.
"Political consciousness does not announce its departure at any given political epoch of the struggle," and the YCLSA, consciously believes that the said political dictum accounts well to Mr. Mathale’s plea in the said print media.
Issued by the leadership collective of the YCLSA in Limpopo.
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Limpopo Provincial Organizing Secretary
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