Some ANC and community members in the North West capital Mahikeng have had mixed reactions to the ANC’s decision to appoint Bushy Maape as the province’s Premier-elect.
The decision to appoint the 67-year-old struggle veteran was formally announced by the ANC Interim Provincial Committee (IPC), in Mahikeng on Tuesday afternoon.
Maape will be replacing Premier Job Mokgoro.
The IPC has been calling for the removal of Mokgoro, whom it accuses of not taking instructions from the party.
This is how some ANC and community members reacted.
“We are against that decision because Bushy Maape whoever he might be, we are saying to him, set your foot here then you will see that we are very good at protesting. We are tired of them why take out Job Mokgoro what did he do?”
“As the disciplined member of the ANC and as a resident of Mafikeng I believe that the ANC decision must remain as an ANC decision. Comrade Job is a deployee of the ANC. Now we believe the ANC has followed all due processes. To find a decision of this nature, we know that you can’t just remove a premier overnight.”
Bushy Maape announced as the Premier-elect for North West province: