Article by: Dumisane Dube
Former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo who’s is accused of sowing division in the ANC is expected to appear before the party’s Interim Provincial Committee (IPC) in Mahikeng later on Thursday.
Mahumapelo charged alongside ANC Women’s League provincial secretary Bitsa Lenkopane faces an internal disciplinary process.
He is accused of misconduct after he allegedly advised JB Marks Local Municipal mayor, Kgotso Khumalo not to resign and he is also accused of running parallel events during the campaigns for by-elections in some of the municipalities.
On Wednesday, the IPC announced its decision to temporarily suspend Mahumapelo’s ANC membership.
IPC spokesperson Kenneth Morolong says Mahumapelo failed to account to the accusations levelled against him.
“We had preferred that he subject himself to a meeting between the IPC and himself to explain the remarks he had made but he elected not to appear before the interim provincial committee, his membership is suspended pending the finalization of the disciplinary proceedings” said morolong.
Mahumapelo’s supporters are expected to picket outside the party’s provincial offices in Mahikeng where the hearing will take place.
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