The North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo will lay charges against the Revolutionary Council, which he says comprises of disgruntled African National Congress (ANC) members in the province.

The council members are among those who have been calling for Mahumapelo’s recall. Mahumapelo says that members of the council are the ones who were inciting violence during protests that engulfed the province in the past weeks.

Mahumapelo told his supporters in Mahikeng that the council must take responsibility for all the properties damaged during the protests.

“And I am happy that the municipality of Mahikeng is consulting lawyers so that the lawyers working with them they can say a legal claim can be laid against the revolutionary council. All the buildings that have been destroyed , looting that has been done, that claim must be against the Revolutionary Council because they are the ones who have been going around saying that they want to render the province ungovernable.”

Mahumapelo says he has appointed Finance MEC Wendy Nelson to act in his position as he takes a leave of absence. He appointed Nelson after a protracted ANC provincial executive committee meeting in Mahikeng.

In an exclusive interview with SABC NEWS, Mahumapelo said Nelson would act until the party’s national leadership decides on his fate.

“There is an agreement between ourselves as the province and the national leadership to put the resignation in abeyance in order to give space to more engagements to happen in the organisation,  it is very important for those engagements to happen and the national leadership said what is possible is for the premier to appoint one MEC to act so the PEC said we can appoint MEC Nelson to be an acting premier.”