- Former North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has been suspended for five years by the ANC
- Mahumapelo was suspended along with Bitsa Lekonpane, the acting provincial ANC Women's League secretary in the North West
- The pair were found guilty of misconduct and will have to undergo a mentorship under ANC veterans
The former North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has been suspended from the ruling party for five years following the decision of the provincial disciplinary committee (PDC) of the ANC.
Mahumapelo was suspended along with Bitsa Lekonpane, the acting provincial ANC Women's League secretary in the North West.
The two were accused of sowing disunity within the party after they held parallel rallies in the North West. They were found guilty on charges of misconduct. The rallies took place mere metres away from a rally organised by the North West's interim leadership in Mareetsane in December 2020.
Lekonpane has to take part in a similar programme but this one would be under the tutelage of veteran ANC leader Barbara Masekela for five years.
The Daily Maverick has reported that Mahumapelo's suspension in an attempt by the ANC to reign in on the Radical Economic Transformation (RET) faction.
Earlier, Briefly News reported that former African National Congress (ANC) Premier of the North West and Chairperson Supra Mahumapelo has requested that the ruling party suspend its step-aside resolution on a national level until its next conference.
Mahumapelo spoke about the ruling party 'violating' the Constitution with the rule. He stated that a few of the ANC's resolutions are in conflict with the law of the country. The suspended politician noted that there are unlawful aspects to some of the resolutions.
Mahumapelo believes the ruling party wouldn't win if it were to be challenged in court with regards to the resolutions. Mahumapelo stated that it was his own view that the resolutions need to be lifted until the next national conference.
In other news, with the clock ticking for ANC members facing charges to step aside, a defiant Ace Magashule says he will still be the party’s secretary-general when the 30-day ultimatum ends in two weeks.
In an exclusive interview, Magashule told Briefly News that he would only step down when instructed to do so by ANC branches.
Magashule is among party leaders who were given 30 days by the National Executive Committee (NEC) - the highest decision-making body - to step down. With the noose tightening around his neck, Magashule says he is unshaken.
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