Hon Chairperson, the sudden rush to have the NCOP to certify the Gauteng Provincial Department's notice of intervention in Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, is nothing short of political exploitation of legislative processes to take control of a metro. The provincial intervention must only just refer to the NCOP this week.
It is irregular for this House prioritise the notice of intervention in Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality over those of interventions that have been already referred to the NCOP and by extension the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, CoGTA, for deliberation.
Some of these interventions include Maluti a Phofung in the Free State and Mogalakwena in Limpopo both having been referred to the NCOP at least several weeks ago. This is evident that politics of good governance once again dominates the People's Parliament. The Western Cape does not support this motion. Thank you.