This, as in 2018, the national executive committee decided to disband the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) following rife and sporadic violent protests against the then ANC chairperson and premier, Supra Mahumapelo. This was, however, successfully challenged by Mahumapelo and his entourage in the South Gauteng High Court when it ruled that the disbanded PEC should be reinstated.
The ANC has since snubbed the court’s decision to reinstate Mahumapelo. Instead, the new Provincial Task Team (PTT) was established with the current Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, as the Coordinator. The party has further tried to appease the outspoken Mahumapelo with a seat in parliament, with many predicting that he could become a minister. Over the weekend, Mahumapelo was quoted by the media saying he’d rather be an entrepreneur than take up a parliamentary position.
Mahumapelo has been at loggerheads with the party over several issues since he took early retirement from the Office of the Premier. Last week he told OFM News the ANC must act and take a decisive action against the party Councillor, Gaasite Legalatladi, found guilty of plotting to kill him. Mahumapelo says he does not understand why the party gave the councillor certain responsibilities for the election. He added that the ANC must follow suit of the court and expel Legalatladi, who was found guilty by the court and sentenced to five years imprisonment.