Disgraced North West premier's fate to be made known before the weekend

Disgraced North West premier's fate to be made known before the weekend

Supra Mahumapelo has been in the news a lot thanks to allegations of fraud and his claims of assassins hunting him down, but the time has finally come for the North West premier to face up to his actions.

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Dishonoured North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo could likely know the fate of his future as early as this weekend.

President Ramaphosa has finally decided to take action against Supra Mahumapelo, the North West premier who has been in the news because of fraud allegations.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier about the chaos that erupted in the North West amid allegations of corruption levelled at the Premier Supra Mahumapelo resulted in South African President Cyril Ramaphosa cutting his important trip to the UK short to attend to serious allegations.

Residents in Mahikeng and nearby villages conducted violent protests demanding that Mahumapelo resign immediately.

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The protests were on a magnitude not seen before in the North West and prompted swift action from the ANC.

The SACP of the North West province and Cosatu affiliate, Nehawu, will be delighted to know that steps are being taken against Mahumapelo, as they were among the main campaigners for Mahumapelo to be removed as premier.

President Ramaphosa has informed Cosatu prime members that the ANC's NWC (National Working Committee) has committee a thorough report regarding all of the allegations that has been reported against Mahumapelo. The report also addresses problems with how the North West has been governed.

The president did not want to discuss the full details of the report, but has confirmed that a decision on Mahumapelo will be made very soon.


At this time, Mahumapelo is still on leave of absence, which he has taken instead of stepping down as premier of the North West.

Mahumapelo faces allegations of corruption and maladministration of the province, which has been put under the government's control.

According to a report by Briefly.co.za, the North West the first province in the country's history to hand over control of the entire provincial administrative duties.

Mahumapelo had to meet with the ANC's NWC on Monday to be held accountable and explain his role in the crisis that has been plaguing the North West province.

He also had to give explanation for the comments that he has been making in public. Mahumapelo has accused some of those close to the president of partaking in a witch-hunt against him.

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As of yet, the ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe could not be reached for comment.

South Africans, however, were very vocal on their views on the allegations against Mahumapelo:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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