Embattled North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has vowed to remain in his portfolio. He was addressing his supporters after an ANC Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) meeting which he chaired in Mahikeng.

Political Analyst Andre Duvenhage says the North West African National Congress Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) is likely to be disbanded for refusing to accept the resignation of Premier Supra Mahumapelo.

Duvenhage’s statement is in response to reports that Mahumapelo has abandoned his plan to resign, citing consultation with the party’s highest structure in the province. Mahumapelo said in an exclusive interview with SABC News, that he would resign before midday on Wednesday.

However, in a dramatic turn of events, Mahumapelo, says he will only resign if the PEC tells him to do so. Duvenhage says this will prompt the party’s national leadership to dissolve the defiant PEC.

“We know that the PEC is supporting him, and this is making it extremely difficult for the NWC to NEC to act. In my view that is a rebellious move from the PEC against the National Working Committee.”