Embattled North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo decided to withdraw his resignation after realising that his chosen successor would not succeed him. Senior ANC sources told Business Day that Mahumapelo met with President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier in the week and agreed to resign. They both agreed that former education MEC Johannes Tselapedi should succeed him. But late on Tuesday night, Mahumapelo and his supporters realised that there was a move from ANC national officials to have Zakes Tolo take over. "Zakes Tolo is a member of the ANC veterans in the province and is fighting Supra, that is why he changed his mind about resigning late at night," said a source. "In fact, he withdrew his resignation. You cannot have someone fighting Supra to take over." On Wednesday the provincial executive committee (PEC) met in Mahikeng and took the decision to place Mahumapelo on leave of absence and instructed him to appoint an acting premier. However, there is no timeframe for him to finalise the a...

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