The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the North West province has pushed for a fresh motion of no confidence against Premier Supra Mahumapelo.
The EFF wrote to the speaker of the provincial legislature, Susan Dantjie on 4 May 2018.
The party had previously requested that the Speaker postpone the vote in order to allow it to be conducted through a secret ballot. At the time, the party said the move was an effort to allow potential rebel African National Congress (ANC) MPL’s to vote along with the opposition in removing Mahumapelo.
Speaking to Political Analysis South Africa on Friday, 4 May 2018, Thabo Sehloho, who is an EFF Member of the North West Legislature, said they would not be requesting a secret ballot in the next motion of no confidence, as they want to give ANC MPL’s a chance to prove whether or not “they support corruption.”
“We wanted to protect other members from the ruling party. We decided that they would do it from their conscience. We cannot hide who indeed wants to fight and correct the province,” he said.
“We want the community of the North West to see from us as public representatives, who really is fighting corruption, and who really is not fighting corruption,” he added.
Meanwhile, the ANC’s National Working Committee gave Mahumapelo an ultimatum earlier this week to either resign or to be recalled.
Sehloho said that if the Premier indeed leaves his position anytime soon, that he should be replaced with a trustworthy person who is not under a cloud of corruption allegations.
“We want a person who’s corrupt free, who does not have a cloud around the issues of corruption. We need a person who is dedicated to fighting corruption at all levels and improving the lives of people in the province,” he said.