ANC feud: Comeback of ‘Black Jesus’ Supra Mahumapelo a no-go

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The return of former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo to the top structures of the ANC in the province was a forgone conclusion after the governing party’s secretary-general, Ace Magashule, granted his request for a second chance.

But Mahumapelo, fondly known as the “Black Jesus” among his supporters, had his comeback blocked by the interim provincial committee, which also ejected him from a meeting at Luthuli House in February after Magashule had invited him to attend.

Mahumapelo, an ANC MP, resigned from the interim committee last September. So, the committee insisted that only the ANC national executive committee (NEC) – and not Magashule – had the power to rescind his resignation.

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ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has written a letter suspending party president Cyril Ramaphosa in apparent retaliation after he was served with a letter of suspension on Wednesday.
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