The league is livid after the cabinet placed the Limpopo treasury, led by MEC David Masondo, the education department, headed by Dickson Masemola, the department of roads and transport, led by Pinky Kekana, Thabitha Mohlala’s public works, and the health department led by Dikeledi Magadzi, under administration for alleged financial mismanagement.
Zuma has stripped Premier Cassel Mathale and the heads of department of the powers to run the province.
League spokesman Che Selane has accused Zuma of trying to cast Mathale in a bad light ahead of the party’s elective provincial conference later this month.
Mathale enjoys a close relationship with embattled ANCYL president Julius Malema.
Selane said the decision to act against the departments was divisive and informed by political interests.
“As a politically motivated action we do not view this action as the proactive, corrective and collective action that it is made out to be,” Selane said.
“We view it as a knee-jerk reaction of those who fear that a change of leadership in Mangaung in 2012 might mean the end of their political lives.”
But, the Forum for Limpopo Entrepreneurs and the SACP welcomed the intervention by the government.
The two organisations said it would push to have the entire provincial government placed under organization.