Johannesburg: North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo says he will hand over a letter to the speaker on Friday.
Mahumapelo confirmed during his budget speech on Tuesday, but he didn’t disclose the details of his latter saying it will be inline with the constitution.
A Johannesburg based daily Newspaper reported that Last month, President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed an inter-ministerial task team to address the apparent crisis in the province, particularly in the health sector.
The task team is expected to report back to the Presidency on the state of governance in the province is May 9.
Violent protest erupted in North West calling on Mahumapelo to step down after allegations of corruption emerged against him.
Earlier this year the Hawks raided the premier’s office and are investigating several allegations against him and his government.
It is understood that amongst this allegation include a mobile clinic contract awarded by the North West department of health to Gupta-linked Mediosa, and a R1.5-million gift of cattle to former president Jacob Zuma.
Democratic Alliance provincial leader Joe Mcgluwa says Mahumapelo’s speech served as a platform for corrupt individuals.
“This budget of the premier has served as a platform for corrupt individuals and a corrupt syndicate. There have been too many allegations of his involvement in corruption,” says Mcgluwa.
Mcgluwa added that Mahumapelo should do the right thing and step down by Friday.
“The fact that his wife was here today is a strong indication that he is on his way out. Should that be the case, we say good riddance and we wish him well,”