The ANC Interim Provincial Committee in the North West has temporarily suspended the membership of former premier and ANC chairperson, Supra Mahumapelo, with immediate effect.

According to his suspension letter in possession of SABC News, the move follows a meeting which the former premier addressed in Potchefstroom, where he allegedly instructed JB Marks Local Municipality Mayor, Kgotso Khumalo, not to resign.

The IPC had earlier requested Khumalo to resign amid fraud and corruption charges.

IPC Coordinator, Hlomane Chauke, says Mahumapelo’s suspension will be in place until his disciplinary case has been concluded.

“Supra is one of those that we have temporarily suspended his membership due to ill-discipline and we have refereed the matter to the disciplinary committee. So we don’t want to comment further, the fact is that he is charged and therefore the DC will then deal with that matter. We have suspended his membership and it is not an issue about him. He is just an ordinary member and deployee of the ANC,” says Chauke.

He says the committee will be writing to the ANC Secretary-General, Ace Magashule, to regulate Mahumapelo’s participation in the National Assembly.

Mahumapelo is a Member of Parliament. He is one of five other North West ANC members, including Premier Job Mokgoro, whose memberships have been suspended, pending a disciplinary hearing.

Below is a discussion on Mokgoro’s suspension: