By Thys Khiba
Klerksdorp – The African National Congress Interim Provincial Committee (IPC) spokesperson, Kenny Morolong has confirmed the temporary suspension of the former provincial chairperson and premier of the North West, Supra Mahumapelo.
Mahumapelo is accused of running parallel events during the campaigns for by-elections in some of the municipalities.
“We can confirm that the Interim Provincial Working Committee met last week and reflected on the conduct of comrade Supra Mahumapelo. The IPWC decided to invoke the constitution and place on temporary suspension membership of comrade Supra Mahumapelo. His suspension will be enforced pending the outcome of the provincial disciplinary proceedings,” said ANC IP Kenny Morolong.
Morolong has also confirmed that before the decision of the suspension was taken, the IPWC invited comrade Supra Mahumapelo to a meeting with a view that he would explain the remarks that he would made in public. Morolong says that Mahumapelo’s remarks brought divisions within the organisation.
The ANC IPC says Mahumapelo failed to also give a view to the allegations levelled against him.
Meanwhile, the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) took a decision that those facing corruption and serious charges should vacate their offices within a month or be suspended from the party.
“The meeting emphasises the 30-day period will be ensued to enable the implementation of the decision in line with the guidelines and not for the review of the decision.”
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