Senior African National Congress (ANC) members are meeting in the North West on Wednesday amid increased calls for Premier Supra Mahumapelo to resign.
The meeting follows the postponement of motion of no confidence brought by the EFF against the premier.
The ANC’s National Working Committee is visiting the province to address apparent rifts in the provincial structures over its leadership and to address some of its members in the provincial legislature who supported the EFF-sponsored motion.
The ANC NWC’s Senzo Mchunu seen speaking to embattled North West Premier #SupraMahumapelo. The party is meeting to discuss talks of some ANC members of the provincial legislature’s support for an EFF sponsored motion of no confidence in Mahumapelo. MS pic.twitter.com/iLgWjA3PGB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 18, 2018
Eyewitness News reporter Masechaba Sefularo is in Hartebeespoort.
We met with him earlier before the meeting began. He seemed quite undeterred by all this talk to have him unseated.— Masechaba Sefularo, EWN reporter
All of this is said to have emanated from growing allegations against Premier Supra Mahumapelo. The most recent allegation is that his son got a bursary to the tune of R 1.1 million to study at a prestigious aviation school.— Masechaba Sefularo, EWN reporter
Meanwhile residents in Mahikeng are protesting over service delivery which they say has deteriorated under the premier.
Protests are said to be around the leadership of the province.— Masechaba Sefularo, EWN reporter
Some of the things that have been said by people on the ground who are protesting is that they also want bursaries to further their studies.— Masechaba Sefularo, EWN reporter
There are other issues in the province that have caught the attention of senior members in the party and that is, for example, the ongoing strike in the departments of health and social development which have brought services to a halt. There are no medicines in clinics and people are reporting deaths of loved ones as a result.— Masechaba Sefularo, EWN reporter
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