NW ANC: We have no application from Mahumapelo & Lenkopane to appeal suspension

Former Premier Supra Mahumapelo and Women’s League leader Bitsa Lenkopane were suspended from the organisation after they were found guilty of misconduct and suspended for five years.

FILE: Former North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC North West’s disciplinary committee said it has not received an application to appeal the decision to suspend the membership of former Premier Supra Mahumapelo and Women’s League leader Bitsa Lenkopane.

Mahumapelo and Lenkopane were suspended from the organisation this week after they were found guilty of misconduct - and suspended for five years.

Reports said Mahumapelo had approached the national body to appeal and bypassed the provincial body.

READ: Mahumapelo says he's appealing his 5-year suspension from ANC

The pair were accused of running a parallel event during the campaign for by-elections in some municipalities last year.

Earlier reports said that they had been seeking to appeal the decision, but the office of the provincial party coordinator Hlomane Chauke said they hadn’t received an application.

In a letter written to secretary-general Ace Magashule - which Eyewitness News has seen - Hloma said they found it strange that Magashule did not copy North West structures when the national body was approached.

He said it was strange that Magashule misinterpreted some of the rules of the party.

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