MARIKANA, September 4 – Former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo supports the radical economic transformation programme of the newly formed Mazibuye African Congress (MAC), the party said on Monday.
Briefing the media, party president Reggie Ngcobo said Mahumapelo has vowed to provide support in the radical economic transformation programme of the party.
“Supra Mahumapelo is subjected to such vilification for associating himself with radical economic transformation,” he said.
“Former president [Jacob] Zuma was removed in the same fashion in order to make way for colonial powers. He is now subjected to all forms of vilification using state apparatus.”
The party said Mahumapelo remained a member of the African National Congress (ANC) although he supported MAC’s programme.
General secretary Romeo Matjila said Mahumapelo supported their programme because they were championing the programme he advocated.
He said Mahumapelo associated himself with radical economic transformation and they believed he has a lot to offer.
The party was formed on July 14, it has made inroads in all nine provinces. The top provinces with the strongest holds include Kwa-Zulu Natal, North West, Limpopo and the Eastern Cape.
The announcement came at the time when the ANC was trying to bring unity in the North West and has dissolved the provincial executive committee (PEC) chaired by Mahumapelo.
Meanwhile Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) in North West said it welcomed the decision to disband the PEC. (ANA)