The Supra Saga: The traditional leader and the cattle payment

The Supra Saga: The traditional leader and the cattle payment

- Supra Mahumapelo has resigned as North West premier amid allegations of fraud, but that's not the last we heard of him

- It is being reported that Supra paid the traditional leader that alerted police to a conspiracy to kill the former premier

- The payment was 42 cattle, with 20 more and a farm to follow

- The traditional healer wants nothing to do with the cattle, saying they were stolen

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Former premier of the North West, Supra Mahumapelo is in the news yet again. This time it is alleged that Supra gifted a traditional leader with 42 Bonsmara cattle.

Apparently, the traditional leader saved Supra's life. The traditional healer alerted the police to a conspiracy to kill Supra.

The traditional leader, identified as Tshanako Tshukudu, stated that he'd rather die of hunger than be involved in Supra's corrupt matters.

Tshukudu claims that he has already been gifted 42 cattle and that he has been informed that he is to expect 20 more. The cattle will be delivered as soon as a farm has been purchased for him.

He does not wish to be rewarded with cattle that is stolen or obtained in any illegal ways.

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Not everyone believed Supra's claims of a conspiracy against him, but IOL news reported that Eunice Legalatladi, former Mahikeng municipality councillor, was accused of conspiring to kill Supra.


Legalatladi was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment.

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The traditional healer claims he was told by the ANC that he would be given a farm now that the ANC has resolved to take land with the land expropriation movement.

Tshukudu's consultation rooms in Mmasebudule were burned down and for a time the traditional healer was homeless. He had to enter witness protection.

According to a report by the City Press, close associates of Supra told Tshukudu that he would receive a farm and cattle as soon as he was out of witness protection.

Tshukudu could exit witness protection when Legalatladi was found guilty and sentenced.

The traditional healer says that in 2014 Legalatladi walked into his office and asked assistance with her plans to kill Supra. She wanted a potion that would be fatal.

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Tshukudu called the police and Legalatladi was arrested on her next visit to him.

The ANC denies all of Tshukudu's claims. Supra was unavailable for any comments on these allegations.

These allegations by Tshukudu aren't the first about Supra and payments in the form of cattle. The Hawks are looking into allegations that Supra gave Jacob Zuma 25 Bonsmara cattle - worth R1.5 million.

Reportedly, the cattle was supposed to go towards empowering poor farmers in the North West.

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