'Premier league' coined by those with political agenda - Mahumapelo

2015-10-11 11:49
Supra Mahamupelo (Genevieve Quintal, News24)

Supra Mahamupelo (Genevieve Quintal, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - People with a disruptive political agenda have created the phenomenon of the so-called "premier league", ANC North West chairperson Supra Mahumapelo said.

He claimed allegations surrounding the lobby group were raised when ANC leaders in the provinces provided political guidance to the ANC Women's League and the ANC Youth League.

This was at a time when the leagues were holding their elective conference and congress after many delays.

Speaking on the sidelines of the ANC National General Council in Midrand, Johannesburg, Mahumapelo said people were upset when they were not able to use the ANCYL and the ANCWL to advance their "antagonistic and disruptive political agenda" to destabilise the party.

"When we defend the ANC as provinces they then coin the so-called premier league and they are not going to achieve [anything].

"We can't back off as chairpersons of the ANC, we can't back off as provincial leadership of the ANC from implementing what is in the constitution of the ANC, what is in the policy documents of the ANC.

"If we don't help the leagues, that's dereliction of political responsibility and those leagues will go to the dogs," he said.

At the time of the ANCWL conference and ANCYL congress it was claimed that the premier league controlled who would be elected into leadership positions.

The premier league is said to include Mahumapelo, Free State premier Ace Magashule and Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza. The three are also the ANC chairpersons in their respective provinces.

Their plan was to allegedly entrench themselves as leaders or kingmakers for 2017 when Zuma's successor will be elected.

It is believed the group wants Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to lead the ANC and to block Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa from taking over from Zuma.

Delivering his political report to the NGC on Friday, Zuma said there was no league of kingmakers in the ANC.

Read more on:    anc  |  supra mahumapelo  |  anc ngc

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.