Supra Mahumapelo's resignation accepted by ANC


On the other hand, the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) party in North West, Joseph McGluwa, told Political Analysis South Africa on Wednesday, 9 May 2018 that the DA is still waiting for confirmation of the resignation, but nonetheless welcomes the Premier's exit as it will bring needed change to the province.

Last month Mahumapelo's spokesperson accused his detractors of waging a campaign to discredit him.

On Tuesday, 8 May Mahumapelo tendered his resignation as the Premier of the North West.

North West premier and ANC chairperson Supra Mahumapelo is going nowhere and will instead seek to "clean up" the province of those seeking to divide the ANC.

Acting ANC secretary in North West Susan Dantjie has apologised for a statement earlier, in which the provincial executive committee (PEC) chose to go against the ANC's top brass who instructed that Mahumapelo resign or be removed.

Allegations of corruption and maladministration in the province have been quoted as the reason for the protests.

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Dantjie says Mahumapelo will announce the name of the acting premier when he is ready, adding the PEC has full confidence in Mahumapelo. "You must remember national government has moved in like they did in Limpopo a few years ago to do more than just the Department of Health".

Acting provincial secretary of the ANC, Susan Dantjie, said Mahumapelo was also instructed to withdraw his "resignation comments".

However, on Wednesday, Mahumapelo's supporters stormed a meeting of the ANC PEC. "We are accountable to the branches of the ANC", Mahumapelo said.

Although he did not chastise Ramaphosa, he claimed people around the president wanted to punish those who did not support his bid to become president of the ANC at the party's watershed conference.

Venter says he is not sure about Thandi Modise, but Zakes Tolo is someone they will want to stand in. He has also appointed an inter-ministerial committee to assess the state of the province.