Bloemfontein – The Free State Cosatu Young Workers Forum has encouraged the premier of Free State, Sisi Ntombela to continue pursuing ‘the agenda of clean governance and build the Free State vision they want.’
The Free State Young Workers Forum has also expressed their disappointments at what they call attacks levelled against the premier of Free State. “As the Forum, we are quite aware of these well-orchestrated plans to disturb the premier from executing her duties of fighting corruption.”
“The Free State that is free from corruption and maladministration. The Free State that responds to the needs of young people,” said Cosatu Young Workers Forum Provincial Chairperson, Pule Maile.
According to the Free State Cosatu Young Workers Forum no one questioned the reshuffling of government officials and members of the executive committee by the previous premier of Free State, Ace Magashule who is now the Secretary-General of the African National Congress. “No one took the former premier to court and planned propaganda against him.”
During the last few weeks or so, there has been conflict in terms of reshuffling of HOD’s and CFO’s in the Free State Government on social media. The Young Workers Forum accuses the unnamed officials of fighting everything that is exposing their ‘corrupt dealings.’
It has been reported that some have declared themselves as head of departments been bigger than the premier, and will undermine her political leadership.
Cosatu Young Workers Forum has sent a strong warning to say that if such is to be allowed, a two-staged centre of power will have serious consequences on the revolution.
Cosatu Young Workers further calls on the people of the Freestate and workers should rally behind the Premier and support her in her efforts to rebuild the Freestate.
“We just want to place on record that if the premier wishes to change the HODs to different departments on the basis of the individual strength…she is well within her powers legally to do so. But that list is fake, it was never developed by the premier or the office of the premier…it is a product of people who are hell-bent on causing confusion,” said Premier Spokesperson Sello Pietersen.