The ANC Disciplinary Committee in the North West has found both former premier Supra Mahumapelo and ANC Women’s League Acting Secretary, Bitsa Lenkopane guilty of misconduct.

Chairperson of the ANC Provincial Disciplinary Committee, Wendy Matsemela, says both Mahumapelo and Lenkopane have been suspended from the party for five years.

“Both the above-mentioned respondents have been found guilty as charged. The committee, therefore, concluded on the following: 1. That both members are hereby suspended from the ANC for a period of five years with immediate effect. 2. That both the respondents must be removed from the lists of public representatives of the ANC.”

Mahumapelo and Lenkopane had held a meeting in Mareetsane village in the Ratlou municipality near an event organised by the party’s Interim Provincial Committee.

Matsemela says the disciplinary committee has further recommended that both Mahumapelo and Lenkopane, attend a political leadership programme.

“Comrade Supra Mahumapelo (to) undergo a mentorship programme of political leadership under the former president of the ANC and the Republic of South Africa, Comrade Thabo Mbeki for a period of three years. Comrade Bitsa Lenkopane, be also placed under a mentorship programme under comrade veteran Barbra Masikela to assist her for a period of five years.”

Supra Mahumapelo suspended from ANC for 5 years: