The ANC’s task-team to lead the North West province into the key 2019 national election is a mixed bag of the warring factions in the province, which includes ousted chair Supra Mahumapelo, as well as a few of his opponents who were sidelined during his reign. ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule announced the 32-member task-team, selected following a national working committee meeting, at a media briefing on Thursday.  Mahumapelo was removed as the North West premier in May after a wave of protests against him — mostly by ANC members in the province. The provincial executive committee, which he chairs, was dissolved at the end of August. Mahumapelo and Magashule have been linked to a plot to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa — the pair, according to the Sunday Times, met former president Jacob Zuma in Durban two weeks ago to discuss their plans. At the union federation Cosatu congress this week, Ramaphosa  took a hardline stance against those involved in the "plot", describing them as ...

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