- Supra Mahumapelo said he would stand down, only to retract that later stating he only takes orders from the ANC
- ANC PEC stands up in support of Supra, despite contrary orders from ANC top brass
- PEC says it will call for a tribunal for those wanting the premier’s resignation
It is not even a week since the last batch of unrest in the North West, where communities like Protea Glen have been calling for Supra Mahumapelo’s resignation. Yet the provincial executive committee has stood up in defence of the premier.
This is in direct opposition to the top ANC leaders who demanded that Supra step down or be removed. In a speedy turn of events, Supra went from saying he would step down by noon on Wednesday to retracting that and saying he only takes orders from the ANC.
The North West structure of the ANC has stated they will communicate their support of Supra to the powers that be.
Briefly.co.za recently reported in an article called: Will Thandi Modise replace Supra Mahumapelo as NW Premier?: that Former North West premier Thandi Modise seems to be widely thought as the best choice as a possible replacement for Mahumapelo. However, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has rubbished reports of Modise’s saying they are merely rumours. Talks between President Cyril Ramaphosa and Mahumapelo on Thursday are deadlocked as the premier clings to his desire to remain as the chairperson. Ramaphosa reportedly wants him to resign as ANC North West chairperson and to dissolve his provincial executive committee. It is thought that Mahumapelo’s motivation in maintaining his position as provincial chairperson is due to his feelings that without the protection of the position he would be vulnerable to attack.
The PEC added that they will organise a peaceful march in support of Supra and will also organise a tribunal for those calling for his resignation.
Supra has been accused of corruption and maladministration.
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