ANC working committee meets to decide on North West Premier


ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe during the partys NEC meeting at Saint Georges Hotel, Irene on January 18, 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC)&39;s National Working Committee (NWC) met on Wednesday afternoon to decide who will take over as North West Premier.

Supra Mahumapelo resigned last month following weeks of violent protests, leaving the position vacant.

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The province has 30 days to elect a new premier or the legislature must be dissolved.

Three names are doing the rounds as his possible replacement.

The new Premier is expected to be announced on Thursday and sworn in on Friday.

A number of provinces have been experiencing disputes with the ANC over leadership issues. 

In Limpopo, some members have filed a notice to interdict this weekend’s conference.

Among their concerns was that the Peter Mokaba Regional Executive Committee, whose term in office expired, had no jurisdiction to oversee branch general meetings (BGM).

In Gauteng, the provincial executive committee extended this weekend’s deadline to host all regional conferences to 7 July.

The province is finalising disputes raised by various members, including those from the West Rand Region over unlawful BGMs.

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