Three Names Given To The NEC To Replace Mahumapelo

PCITURE: SABC News

JOHANNESBURG: The ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) says there has been no decision taken on who will replace North West’s former premier Supra Mahumapelo.

The ANC’s secretary general Ace Magashule addressed media earlier on the sidelines on Sunday at day two of the NEC’s meeting in Irene, Pretoria.

“We have not yet arrived at that position. We are going to be engaging further on the matter of finding a new North West premier.

The Provincial Executive Committee is supposed to give us three name and they have done so, but we want to engage further with the PEC and other structures. This is to ensure that all the problems confronting the North West are resolved for one and for all.”

The embattled Mahumapelo resigned from the post earlier last week saying he’s going on early retirement. The former premier had been placed on a leave of absence earlier in May.

Mahumapelo’s exit from office comes after growing calls for him step down from office. Finance MEC in the North West Wendy Nelson was appointed  acting premier.

The provinces was rocked by violence protest action and political instability with North West residents accusing the former premier of corruption and maladministration. The province has also since been placed under national administration.

President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed an inter-ministerial task team to restore normality in the troubled province.

The chairperson of the task team Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, announced last week that after having visited various departments in the North West, the province would remain under administration.