JOHANNESBURG: The deployee says that they also proposed that there be a special NEC on Monday to take the final decision on Mahumapelo’s fate.
The African National Congress (ANC)’s national working committee has recommended that the party’s top officials meet with North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo immediately.
This follows a meeting of the committee in Cape Town on Wednesday, where members received a report from ANC leaders who were deployed to the province on a fact-finding mission.
It is understood that a recommendation has been made that Mahumapelo be asked to step down.
Violent protests have been held against the premier in several parts of the North West with residents and leaders alleging corruption against him.
As the national working committee met yesterday, the ANC’s alliance partner, the SACP, sent a letter to the committee calling on it to recommend to the NEC that Mahumapelo be recalled.
Some of the reasons stated, include the premier’s alleged poor relations with ANC MPLs, facilitating and enabling state capture, furthering divisions in the alliance and tolerating corruption.