RUSTENBURG: Just days after African National Congress Youth League(ANCYL) president Collen Maine made a surprising revelation that he was taken to the Guptas by North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo, the Economic Freedom Fighters(EFF) have proposed motion of no confidence.
The motion of no confidence against North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo will take place on 17 April 2018; it will be conducted through an open ballot system after the Speaker Sussana Dantjie made an announcement on Thursday.
This announcement came after the EFF requested that voting must be done through the secret ballot to avoid intimidation by the ruling party in the province.
“In making a determination on whether the ballot on the motion should be open or secret ballot, I had to take to consideration all facts surrounding this motion and to ensure that members will be able to express their views without being subjected to undue influence, intimidation, fear of disapproval or anything like that,” said Sussana Dantjie.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) said it will support the motion against the premier as it never had confidence in his leadership that is alleged to be corrupt and being one of the people involved in state capture project.
This claim by the DA is substantiated with shocking revelation from ANCYL President Collen Maine that he was not taken to the Guptas by Jacob Zuma but Supra Mahumapelo. This happened on Tuesday at the memorial service of former struggle icon Winnie Madikizela Mandela in Potchefstroom when he was paying tribute.
The debate on the motion of no confidence is to take place on the 17 April 2018, and some analysts argue that Mahumapelo is expected to survive the motion after the African National Congress called on its MPLs (Members of the Provincial Legislature) to vote against the motion.