The ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) has taken the dramatic step of dissolving its North West provincial executive, removing Supra Mahumapelo from his position as provincial chairman on Friday. Dissolving a province, which involves removing its elected leadership and effectively placing it under political administration, is considered a last resort in the ANC. The provincial executive has been replaced by a provincial task team headed by Job Mokgoro, the newly elected premier of the province. Mokgoro replaced Mahumapelo as premier in June, after violent protests in the province took place in which his withdrawal was demanded. The additional members of the task team would be decided upon over the next week but Mahumapelo would certainly be a member of the team, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule said at a briefing in Cape Town on Friday. “Mahumapelo is a disciplined member of the ANC, he still has a role to play”, he said. The NEC talked about “an all-inclusive” task team. T...

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