Mahumapelo’s Future: “The Mood Is Finally Promising,” Says Mabe

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CAPE TOWN: President Cyril Ramaphosa will take centre stage in parliament today when he answers questions from members of parliament (MPs). 

Among toughest questions he is expected to answer, its questions related to the North West on-going protest, which has seen violent unrest in recent weeks with residents demanding that Premier Supra Mahumapelo resign.

Last week Thursday, Ramaphosa met with Mahumapelo to communicate the recommendations made by the ANC’s national working committee at their meeting held in Cape Town.

It was reported that the decision taken that Mahumapelo should resign as Premier was unanimous, as NWC members agreed that the allegations of corruption and maladministration were overwhelming.

Speaking to Johannesburg-based talk radio, on POWER Perspective, the ANC’s Spokesperson Pule Mabe said that after weeks of deliberation and unrest in the North West, “the mood is finally promising”.

“Continuous engagements with the Premier, who was also the Chairperson of that province, are all beginning to demonstrate that all of us are committed to a resolution…that returns stability to that province and to make sure that the interest of the people are placed higher on the agenda in everything else that we are seeking to do,” Mabe said.

The president met with the ANC’s top six at Luthuli House to discuss the future of Mahumapelo on Monday.