Political Desk: Supra vote of no confidence has been postponed

A motion of no confidence against North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo was brought by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has been postponed.

This comes after the EFF approached the court and applied for an urgent interdict to force the speaker of the North West legislature to hold a secret ballot.

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If it was going to be an open vote, it was almost a given that the ANC and its deployees were unlikely to go against their own leader even though there are serious divisions within the tripartite alliance and the ANC there. So a postponement of this is an indication that again, just like Nelson Mandela Metro, that it has assessed its chances of success as being limited without a secret ballot.

Professor Somadoda Fikeni, Political Analyst

Meanwhile, the ANC Women’s League has held an urgent press briefing, in an attempt to try and “clarify” why there was a mass exodus of leadership during the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s tenure as President of the ANCWL.

The Women's League must have been stung by such allegations because they had the potential of creating confusion and possibly divisions at the time when the Women's league is still trying to lick its wounds after its plans to have women leaders in the top six, have failed dramatically at Nasrec last year.

Professor Somadoda Fikeni, Political Analyst

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