Premier Supra Mahumapelo can be removed from power without bloodshed. And the people who have this power is the EFF.
Yesterday Julius Malema, EFF leader, was in Coligny, North West, where has had gone to thank the people for some wards that he had won during the recent by-elections. It was in his speech that he had made this statement.
“We do not want a drop of blood. We don’t want them to kill you, we want you to take over the government with a vote,” he said.
The EFF has tabled a motion of no confidence in the provincial legislature. Malema said this motion was to be used to remove Mahumapelo.
The motion has not yet been debated by the legislature but the EFF wants it to be carried out through a secret ballot.
“There won’t be looted shops, nothing happens. It’s a peaceful thing introduced in our constitution by Nelson Mandela and them but they are refusing to use that method,” Malema said.
The EFF has a strong support in Bojanala district with five wards in Rustenburg and one in Madibeng. The Coligny one takes the overall number of wards to seven and 134 councillors in the province.
Malema said that if the people wanting to remove Mahumapelo are genuine, then they would go about doing it peacefully.
“Supra is nothing, we can remove him today and nothing will happen tomorrow.
“If he doubts he must ask Jacob Zuma. We took him out [in] daylight and nothing has changed.
“They are waiting for a black society to burn and get killed for something that can be resolved peacefully.”
Malema said Mahumapelo belonged in jail. “We have no sympathy for Supra. He is a thief, we want the motion of no confidence, with or without the secret ballot”. He said ANC members who wanted to vote against him must do it openly.
“We want to see those ANC crooks. If they mean business saying they do not want Supra, why can’t they vote for the motion of no confidence against Supra in the legislature.
In a meeting held yesterday in Cape Town, by the ANC’s national working committee, the North West crisis was on its agenda.
President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the province last month following the unrest with communities calling for the removal of Mahumapelo. A few days after his visit, Ramaphosa placed some departments under administration.
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