- The former premier of the North West has been given a new role within the ANC
- He will head a new political school which will shape the future leaders of the ruling party
- Mahumapelo has embraced his new position and plans to use his free time to spend with his family and complete his studies
The former premier of the North West, Supra Mahumapelo, has been given a new role within the ruling party after his resignation on 23 May 2018. He stepped down from the provincial legislature.
During the swearing in of the new premier of the North West Professor Job Mokgoro, Mahumapelo told journalists that the ANC had redeployed him and tasked him with the founding of a political school.
The OR Tambo political school would train the future leaders of the ANC on a full-time basis under Mahumapelo.
The former premier expressed delight at the new role, saying that it would free him up to complete his doctoral studies and give him more time to spend with his family.
In a show of unity, he called on the people of the North West to support the new premier and help the province move forward.
The appointment of Professor Mokgoro came just in time as the ANC was running out of time to appoint a new premier as the 30-day window was closing. Had they not selected a new premier then the provincial government would have been disbanded.
Recent protest action in the province headed by outraged residents who demanded Mahumapelo's resignation succeeded in having the premier step down. The province had been brought to a standstill and vital services had been disrupted.
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