Supra Mahumapelo Quietly Joins Parliamentary Meeting, Asked to Leave

Supra Mahumapelo Quietly Joins Parliamentary Meeting, Asked to Leave

- Former North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo was asked to leave a virtual Parliamentary meeting on Monday, 31 May

- Mahumapelo reportedly joined the meeting without being invited and was requested by China Doduvu to leave the Zoom conference

- Mahumapelo stood up for himself and attempted to fight his way into staying in the meeting but was once again denied by Doduvu and asked to leave

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Former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo was reportedly requested to leave a Parliamentary meeting to talk through Government's Section 100 intervention within the province.

Mahumapelo connected to the virtual meeting where the ad hoc committee of the intervention was meant to obtain an update from the team. The ad hoc committee falls under the National Council of Provinces.

The meeting was led by Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Monday, 31 May. Reports revealed that at the beginning of the meeting China Dodovu, committee Chairperson, noticed that Mahumapelo was there and requested that he leave.

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Supra Mahumapelo asked to leave virtual North West meeting
Supra Mahumapelo was recently asked to leave a virtual North West meeting. Image: Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images
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Putting up a fight

According to SowetanLIVE, Mahumapelo attempted to explain his presence and put up a fight, going so far as to ask other members of the committee for their input on whether or not he should leave. This reportedly failed, dismally.

Section 100 intervention explained

The report continued by explaining that the North West's Section 100 intervention was put in place in 2018 after violent protests demanding Mahumapelo be fired resulted in him resigning from his position.

News24 reported that in May 2018, the entire provincial government in the North West was placed under administration. The report by the well-known publication explained that Section 100 allowed for the National Executive to step in to manage provincial government.

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Previously, Briefly News reported that Mahumapelo participated in a church service put together by the Pastors’ Forum in Lefatlheng Village, Moretele. This followed shortly after his suspension.

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Mahumapelo's ANC membership

Mahumapelo's membership in the ANC remains intact while he is apparently appealing the ruling permitting him to complete a political mentorship programme spanning over three years under the monitoring and guidance of former ANC president Thabo Mbeki.

Interim Provincial Committee coordinator Hlomani Chauke says Secretary-General Ace Magashule does not possess the power from the NEC to terminate Mahumapelo’s suspension following the appeal and is intentionally misunderstanding the ANC constitution in order to protect Mahumapelo.

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