Embattled Supra Mahumapelo is on Monday expected back at Luthuli House, where his fate as North West Premier is likely to be sealed.

Mahumapelo, is expected to lead the provincial ANC’s working committee in a meeting with the party’s national working committee.

He has been on special leave since last week, shortly after he reneged on his pledge to resign as premier. Finance MEC Wendy Nelson has been appointed as acting premier.

Mahumapelo’s decision to resign as premier came after violent protests across the province in April, with residents demanding he step down over alleged corruption in provincial government departments. Mahumapelo has been accused of not doing enough to deliver basic services.

Meanwhile, Sunday newspapers reported that the Hawks allegedly believe that the recent claims by Mahumapelo of a hitman being paid R250 000 to kill him, may be fake.

The unit is investigating a case of conspiracy to commit a crime.

The Premier laid a charge at the Mmabatho police station in the North West.  He told police that he had been tipped off about an assassination plot.

According to a report in City Press, investigators are questioning the authenticity of the plot. Reportedly a woman came forward, claiming to have details of the plot, but could not provide names of those who had allegedly paid to have the premier killed, or who received the money.

Provincial spokesperson for the Hawks, Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso, on enquiry, said it was against procedure to divulge contents pertaining to the investigation before it was concluded. She added that she would not comment on utterances made by sources, who were not authorised to comment on behalf of the Hawks.



SUPRA MAHUMAPELO in the middle by SABC Digital News