-Supra Mahumapelo, former North West premier, has lost yet another battle in the ANC National Executive Committee to return as head of the party in the province
- This comes despite the Tshwane High Court ruling demanding Mahumapelo should be reinstated
- Dakota Legoete has since confirmed that the ANC will be appealing the ruling, adamant that the ex-premier shall not return
The former North West premier, Supra Mahumapelo, has once again lost the fight in the ruling parties National Executive Committee to return to the head of the ANC in the province.
The African National Congress has taken drastic steps to disband both their provincial executive committee ( PEC) in the province, which was led by the former premier, as well as the provincial task team ( PTT) that had been appointed when the PEC had been disbanded.
According to Eyewitness News, there had been a heavy handed push in the committee for the ex-premier not to be reinstated.
Briefly.co.za reported last week that the Tshwane High Court ruled Mahumapelo should immediately be reinstated as chairman of the ANC in the North West.
This follows a separate ruling which had found the decision to disband the North West PEC had been unlawful and should be set aside. However, the ANC has confirmed it would be appealing the judgment.
The ANC is persistent that Mahumapelo should not return to his position, despite the rulings in his favor.
Commenting on the matter, acting spokesperson for the party, Dakota Legoete said that:
“The PTT and the PEC are still going to be engaged in a process that is going to be mediated by the rapid response team to get a political solution.”
The spokesman further commented that as of now, the PEC and the PTT no longer have authority in the North West and, in the campaign for the upcoming elections, the province will be led by a structure dubbed the provincial election team.
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