I await PEC to ask me to resign, says Supra Mahumapelo

Danny Woods
May 10, 2018

In the puzzling speech, he committed to writing to the Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature, Susan Dantjie, by the end of the week.

He explained that the challenges and difficulties he had experienced recently were because he was trying to turn the economy of the province around and to address corruption. "Making a lot of noise and I just keep quiet", he said.

"I will listen to what the PEC (Provincial Executive Committee) say".

Dantjie said Mahumapelo told the PEC his decision to resign was based on reasons that "it can not be that there are some losses of life, and the Revolutionary Council and other people are blaming him, forgetting there was a strike by the civil servants".

Members of the National Health and Allied Workers Union had also been refusing to work for over two months.

"They make spurious, unfounded and concocted allegations and based on those allegations, one must then be removed from the organisation", Mahumapelo said.

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Acting ANC secretary in North West Susan Dantjie has apologised for a statement earlier, in which the provincial executive committee (PEC) made a decision to go against the ANC's top brass who instructed that Mahumapelo resign or be removed. Some of those mentioned included former and current provincial leaders.

But on Wednesday he said the ANC would have to ask him to leave.

Venter believes the ANC "will definitely act against the leadership of Mahumapelo".

However, on Wednesday, Mahumapelo's supporters stormed a meeting of the ANC PEC.

"There are people there who are not supporting what he's saying", said Mahumapelo.

"Having a PEC where he is still captain of the ship...they will still dictate whom they want as MEC's so the fight is not over yet", he said. "I think they are also very much involved at Provincial Treasury and a few other places to see if they can get service delivery going again", says Venter.

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