Nica Richards
Deputy online news editor
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21 Apr 2021
5:27 pm

Supra Mahumapelo suspended for allegedly siding with arrested mayor

Nica Richards

Mahumapelo was given a letter by the ANC's interim provincial committee informing him that disciplinary procedures would follow, and that he faced misconduct charges.

Supra Mahumapelo. Picture: Itumeleng English / African News Agency (ANA)

 

Former ANC North West premier Supra Mahumapelo has been temporarily suspended by the party’s interim provincial committee (IPC) coordinator, Hlomani Chauke.

It is linked to Mahumapelo on 22 March publicly telling JB Marks municipality mayor Kgotso Khumalo not to resign, despite the mayor having been arrested in 2020 and still facing criminal charges.

Mahumapelo was given a letter informing him that disciplinary procedures would follow, and that he faced misconduct charges within 30 days.

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The Citizen has reached out to the province’s IPC, but no comment has been received as yet.

Chauke wrote that Mahumapelo’s actions were contrary to a resolution of the ANC IPC NW taken on January 26, “as guided by the ANC NEC resolution dealing with the step aside of comrades being arrested, charged and having appeared in court for fraud and corruption”.

Mahumapelo allegedly also failed to respond to queries about his conduct posed to him by the IPC.

In August 2018, the ANC removed Mahumapelo as its chairperson in the province and disbanded his provincial executive committee.