North West ANC revokes chief whip suspension

The ANC’s North West provincial executive committee (PEC) has decided to revoke its decision to suspend the membership of David Kham, the chief whip of the Tlokwe municipality.

“The PEC resolved to rescind it’s decision to temporarily suspend the membership of comrade David Kham. This decision was taken in the aftermath of NEC resolutions on the Tlokwe matter,” said acting provincial secretary Gordon Kegakilwe today.

“The PEC further resolved to expedite the process of the resignation of comrade Kham as the whip of the Tlokwe local municipality, a PEC decision endorsed by the NEC [national executive committee].”

The decision to rescind Kham’s suspension was taken by the PEC at a special meeting held in Mafikeng on Thursday.

Last year, the PEC decided to disband the ANC Ngaka Modiri Molema regional executive committee by suspending Mataboge and Tlokwe municipality council chief whip Kham.

Last month, the NEC visited the province and took a decision that Maphetle Maphetle should be reinstated as mayor of Tlokwe municipality.

Fighting ANC factions had passed a motion of no confidence in Maphetle in November. He was replaced by Annette Combrink – the first DA mayor in the province.

But following the NEC decision, Maphetle reclaimed his seat as mayor in February after he won by 31 votes to 21.

The municipal council passed a vote of no confidence in Combrink before the voting took place.

In other matters discussed at the Thursday meeting, three PEC members resigned following their election to the ANC NEC during the elective conference held in Mangaung in December.

These were Philly Mapulane, Pinki Mokoto and Pinki Moloi.

Kegakilwe said the PEC had filled the vacancies with Ntombi Koloti, Suzan Tsebe and Fenny Motladiile.

“These replacements are subject to ratification of the provincial general council whose date will be decided by the next PEC,” he said.

At its next meeting, the provincial working committee would also appoint the acting provincial treasurer after consultation with the NEC.

Three members of the Mahikeng Local Municipality who were removed by mayor Lenah Miga were reinstated with immediate effect.

The PEC said the decision by the mayor was taken without proper consultation of the PEC.

The ANC said it was ready to contest the by-election to be held in ward nine in Rusternburg and ward 14 in Tshwaing.

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