North West ANC chairperson Supra Mahumapelo says it is now time for the ANC to consider having the presidency of the governing party and that of the state running concurrently.

Mahumapelo says if that happens, then the ANC won’t have to deal with instances where presidents of the state get recalled after new presidents of the party get elected.

Mahumapelo says the ANC North West has been proposing this since 2014 but was rejected.

He says South Africa must accept the reality that every five years or 10 years, there will be this type of a period.

He says: “I’m happy that in the National Executive Committee now they are beginning to listen to what we raised four years ago, to say, as part of managing the transition, let us look at this disparity. We must look at the possibility of synchronising government and the term of the ANC.”