Johannesburg - Former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo is embroiled in a fresh scandal with accusations that he had masterminded the killing of businessman Wandile Bozwana.
Mahumapelo has denied the claims saying it was "fabricated lies" in a statement issued on Sunday.
The Sunday World reported that Mahumapelo had been fingered as the mastermind along with ANC MP Matthews Wolmarans behind the killing of Bozwana.
Bozwana was killed in October 2015 while sitting in a car with his business partner. Three men were charged with murder and attempted murder. The trial has faced many delays.
According to the publication, a gang member who turned state witness mentioned that Mahumapelo and Wolmarans had offered R10 million for the hit against Bozwana. The witness said he had been informed by a fellow gang member of the claims.