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A special ANC national executive committee on Monday nominated premier candidates for seven of the provinces it retained in the election, except for the North West which the party said would be announced in due course. The special NEC sat after provincial executive committees submitted three names to the executive for the positions of premiers. While the NEC didn't give reasons for why it had not yet made a decision on the North West premier, the province has been marred by factional wars. In 2018, provincial chairman Supra Mahumapelo was forced to resign as premier after violent protests.

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule said an announcement would be made in due course. Ahead of the meeting, Magashule said where there were issues and challenges, the NEC, the party's highest decision making body, would decide on premier candidates...

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