A special ANC national executive committee (NEC) is set to decide on the fate of the party’s Free State and North West leadership structures after party secretary-general Ace Magashule was again criticised for not fully carrying out instructions from the top brass. This is not the first time Magashule has come under fire for incorrectly reflecting decisions. He was pulled up at the last NEC meeting for misrepresenting national working committee (NWC) recommendations on the status of the Eastern Cape provincial conference. The struggle over provincial conferences reflects the continued battle for dominance in the ANC between the factions in the mixed leadership elected at the Nasrec conference in 2017. Business Day understands that there was a strong push by members of the ANC NEC for the North West provincial executive committee to be dissolved. Three names of potential premiers to replace Supra Mahumapelo, which were put forward by the North West provincial executive committee (PEC...

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