Supra Mahumapelo resigns as North West premier

Supra Mahumapelo resigns as North West premier

- Premier Supra Mahumapelo resigned from his position late on Tuesday night

- The ANC in the North West province has accepted Mahumapelo’s resignation with great pride

- Mahumapelo’s resignation comes after two months of unrest in the province

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North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo announced his resignation from office late on Tuesday night. The African National Congress (ANC) in the province has accepted Mahumapelo’s resignation with ‘great pride’.

Mahumapelo’s resignation comes after two months of unrest and violent protests in the province fuelled by lack of service delivery and allegations of corruption fraud and maladministration levelled at Mahumapelo.

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These events led the ANC’s national leadership to ask Mahumapelo to resign from office. Mahumapelo also faced a motion of no confidence in his leadership which was tabled by the EFF and reportedly supported by some within his own party. gathered that Mahumapelo’s resignation comes at a time when the provincial healthcare system has virtually collapsed. The national government has intervened in the provincial health and treasury departments.

Despite this, the acting provincial secretary Suzan Dantjie thanked Mahumapelo for his years of service in the province and for his pursuit of a better life for the people of the North West.

"In his 35 years of revolutionary activism in the ANC‚ he has mastered the art of remaining simple and humble at all times‚ despite sustained concocted attacks against him by some friends and comrades‚" said Dantjie.

She said Mahumapelo would continue to serve the ANC in whichever new role the organisation chose for him. Dantjie urged Mahumapelo to remain steadfast in his principles and to continue with his fight for economic revolution.

Dantjie said the ANC in the province believed in Mahumapelo’s innocence and would continue to do so until evidence is produced which proves otherwise.

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