Supra Mahumapelo has been in the news all week thanks to his claims of assassins hunting him and the list of accusations against him. The North West Premier has decided to retire rather than stay in office.
The North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo announced earlier today that he will be taking an early retirement.
This announcement follows closely on the heels of an announcement that the ANC will be investigating accusations of fraud against Mahumapelo.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that 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.
This is not the first time that Mahumapelo has announced his departure from the office of premier. He was said to depart earlier when the national government had to intervene in matters in the North West - a province torn apart with strife.
Mahumapelo explains why he is retiring:
South Africans like to share their views on social media. Mahlatse Mahlase has tweeted about the Premier's retirement:
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