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For Now, Supra Mahumapelo Gain Back Power Over ANC North West


The ANC provincial task team in the North West has just been dissolved, while the disbanded provincial executive committee (PEC) takes its rightful place as directed by the Gauteng High Court.

The ANC’s top brass met with the PEC on Sunday.

This comes after the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg declared the ANC’s decision to dissolve the North West’s provincial executive committee unlawful.

The ruling now sees the PEC, including controversial chairperson Supra Mahumapelo, reinstated.

Mahumapelo and four others successfully challenged the ANC’s decision to disband the PEC.

North West ANC spokesperson Gerald Modise said4 that it was decided at the meeting with the party’s national executive committee that some tasks team’s decisions were now nullified. This includes the reshuffle of MECs, the disbandment of the regional executive committees and the removal of mayors.

It is understood that the party’s national rapid response team, led by deputy president David Mabuza, is expected to deliver a report this week, after travelling to the North West in a bid to broker peace.

In the meantime, the party says it is committed to unity as it gets its campaign on track for the May 8 general elections.

At the PEC meeting, it was resolved that the committee would make proposals to the ANC secretary general’s office on the running of the PEC once the current term of office expires on Tuesday.

“Mechanisms of urgently bringing everyone on board regarding elections programme and developing a political approach that seeks to appreciate the concrete political realities of the province to end bickering and divisions among comrades,” a PEC statement reads.

“There will be intensification of the elections programme and the building of the alliance in the province”, reads the statement.

The ANC has indicated that it plans to appeal the court ruling.

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