The Citizen (KZN)

Chorus for ‘corrupt’ North West premier to quit


The people of South Africa must take control of the country, according to the Anti-State Capture Forum in North West.

“When the state president resigns, the Cabinet is dissolved. This paves the way for a coalition government,” said Puseletso Molise, the convener of the forum.

“We are saying let there be a coalition government until 2019. The people of SA are speaking in the same language that Zuma must resign.”

The forum, which comprises the Economic Freedom Fighters, Democratic Alliance, Forum 4 Service Delivery, SA Federation of Trade Unions and other trade unions, also wants North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo to resign.

Forum chair Betty Diale said it shared the sentiments of the North West Business Forum that Mahumapelo must go.

“The premier is corrupt. The [provincial government] has no buildings, the state sold the buildings and in turn rented them,” said Diale.

“The premier wants to remove state money from Absa to VBS Mutual Bank, the bank that gave Zuma money to pay back for Nkandla.” The forum is organising a picket at the North West Provincial Legislatur­e tomorrow to coincide with the national call for President Jacob Zuma to resign. It has also organised protest marches in Rustenburg, Klerksdorp, Mahikeng and Vryburg before April 21. A rally would be held in Marikana on May 1 to call for Zuma and Mahumapelo to resign. The forum said Marikana was the ideal place for the rally because it was the latest place where

We dare him to continue with the legal suit.

government had killed people.

“In February, protesters from the North West Business Forum (NWBF) called for Mahumapelo to resign, claiming he is corrupt,” general secretary Sello Mogodiri said at the time.

“The premier has not denied that he is corrupt ... he sent us a lawyer’s letter to silence us.

“We dare him to continue with the legal suit. It will gave us a rare opportunit­y to go with him, pound for pound, to show evidence of corruption.”

Mahumapelo initially planned to take the NWBF to court on an urgent basis, but he later withdrew the matter from the court roll. – ANA

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