Supra Mahumapelo resigns as North West premier

Mahikeng – North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has resigned, the African National Congress (ANC) North West it was confirmed late on Tuesday.

The Star is reporting they were reliably informed that embattled North West leader handed in his resignation to the Provincial Speaker Sussana Dantjie on Tuesday evening.

The  announcement came after Mahumapelo announced during his budget speech that he will writer a letter to the Speaker by Friday.

The ANC said in a statement confirming Mahumapelo’s resignation and said they welcomed his decision to voluntarily step down.

The party statement read, “The African National Congress (ANC) in Bokone Bophirima accepts with a sense of apprehension – but great pride – the decision by our Provincial Chairperson, Cde Supra “SOR” Mahumapelo to voluntarily exit from his deployment as Premier. We are proud of him for having introduced the Five Concretes to implement the National Development Plan (NDP).”

Mahumapelo said before his resignation, “The speaker will receive a commitment in writing before Friday this week to ensure the essence of the absence of presence. As a province we must all work together to ensure that it becomes more significant of our collective ability to rise and forge ahead.”

The ANC said they are, “forever be appreciative and learn from his emphatic, principled but simple approach to issues.

The party added, “We also commend Cde Mahumapelo for having crisscrossed the entire province in pursuit of a better life for our people through the Setsokotsane campaign.”

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