The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the North West says the African National Congress (ANC) national leadership should take decisive action, expeditiously on calls for North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo to step down.

The party is amongst ANC alliance partners, calling for Premier Mahumapelo to be recalled.

The SACP leadership in the province met on Saturday night at Orkney in the North West, to discuss a way forward, following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that a decision on the matter has not yet been taken.

“As the SACP our position stands, that the ANC must do us a noble job and recall its premier. It can decide to whom it deploys, but for now for the basis of rebuilding the provincial government on the basis of its collapse of systems you need a new person because the premier’s problem has been the selective approaches in everything he is doing,” says the SACP Provincial Secretary, Madoda Sambatha.

Sambatha has appealed to the entire community in the North West, to remain calm and allow space for President Ramaphosa and the ANC leadership to decide on Mahumapelo’s fate.

“The community must remain calm in peace and just give the president and the national executive time and then wait for them to come back and then react on the basis of either the failure to heed to the call or react on the basis that the call might have been heeded by the ANC. For now they must give the NEC and the president space.”

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