Opposition parties in the North West have united against the appointment of Finance MEC Wendy Nelson as the acting premier.

The EFF has warned Premier Supra Mahumapelo and the entire ANC provincial leadership that it will approach the courts if the appointment of Nelson is not rescinded.

Mahumapelo appointed Nelson apparently after consultation with both the ANC national and provincial leadership.

This after he reneged on his pledge to resign as Premier and subsequently took a leave of absence.

The EFF’s Thabo Sehloho says, “Supra appointed Wendy knowing very well that he is able to control her with everything. So there is no difference, there will be nothing that will resolve the matters in the province. Supra is Wendy, Wendy is Supra. As the EFF, we are intending to fight that internally in the legislature. Outside the legislature, we are going to pursue other mechanisms of ensuring that Wendy will be removed as the Acting Premier.”

The DA’s Joe Macgluwa says, “She has failed us as the MEC of Finance. Under her guidance, not a single municipality received a clean audit.”