Cape Town - From once being considered a mover and shaker in the ANC, and a leading figure in the 'Premier League', former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo had a rude awakening when he stumbled out of bed on Friday morning.
In a late-night decision, the ANC’s national executive committee resolved to dissolve the North West provincial executive committee, months after violent protests forced Mahumapelo to step down.
In an ironic twist, the man delivering the news was ANC secretary general Ace Magashule, once a pivotal figure in the four-man 'Premier League' when he was still Free State premier, delivered the bad news to Mahumapelo.
Magashule addressing the media, said the NEC had resolved to dissolve the ANC in the North West province to “strengthen the organisation and enhance its capacity to meet its mandate to the people of the province”.
“The national executive committee agreed, in North West, after engaging with regions and branches of the ANC, as well as the provincial executive committee. We agreed to set up an inclusive provincial task team,” said Magashule.