MAHIKENG, SOUTH AFRICA, Wendy Nelson, the member of the provincial executive council (MEC) for finance, has been sworn in as acting premier of South Africa's North West Province following a protracted meeting of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party's Provincial Executive Committee Wednesday.
Embattled outgoing Premier Supra Mahumapelo announced the appointment of Nelson after the meeting. He also said that the Revolutionary Council, which he claims comprises disgruntled ANC members in the province, should be held responsible for the damage to property during the recent violent protests in the province.
He told his supporters that he would lay charges against the council whose members are among those who have been calling for him to step down or be removed, a move finally decided by a committee set up by President Cyril Ramaphosa to look into affairs in the province. The committee's decision was tabled at a weekly Cabinet meeting held Tuesday.
And I am happy that the Municipality of Mahikeng is consulting lawyers so that the lawyers working with them, they can say a legal claim can be laid against the Revolutionary Council. All the buildings that have been destroyed; looting that has been done that claim must be against the Revolutionary Council, because they are the ones who have been going around saying that they want to render the province ungovernable.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK