The Hawks have confirmed receiving a case of a conspiracy to assassinate North West premier Supra Mahumapelo from the police.

Mahumapelo says he opened the case with the police in Mahikeng after receiving information of an alleged plot to murder him.

Provincial Hawks spokesperson Tlangelani Rikhotso says they are looking at the details of the case.

“We received a case which was opened yesterday at the Mahikeng Police Station by the North West Premier. This was a case of conspiracy to commit murder. The allegations are there’s a plot to assassinate the Premier. So, the case was the handed over to The Hawks this morning. So, as we speak right now, we are basically perusing the contents of the docket, and we’ll then kickstart our investigations.”

Meanwhile, the EFF in the North West says the allegations are a way for Mahumapelo to get sympathy from the ANC.

EFF leader in the province Betty Diale says: “We are saying there has been several allegations of that nature that there is a plot to kill the Premier… the problem is it happened 4 or 5 times, but why are there no cases that were opened in that regard? We have never had any cases that were opened to the police and been investigated against such plot, now we are saying is just a way of getting sympathy if there is such allegation… such evidence people must go to the law enforcement agency and investigations must be done.”