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EFF approaches court over secret vote against Mahumapelo

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has approached the court for an urgent interdict against the Premier of the North West, Supra Mahumapelo.

Supra Mahumapelo and Zuma
Former president Jacob Zuma and Supra Mahumapelo

The EFF says this in a bid to persuade the courts to grant the party a secret ballot during tomorrow's vote of no confidence against him. 


EFF provincial leader Betty Diale says they are confident that the courts will grant them the interdict.


"We are confident that should a secret ballot be allowed, we will get the motion in our favour, says Diale."


Diale says they need eight votes from either the African National Congress (ANC) or the Freedom Front Plus (FFPlus) for them to successfully remove Mahumapelo.


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"Remember the EFF has five and we have four from the Democratic Alliance (DA)."


"So we only need about eight votes from the other parties, adds Diale"


The EFF says they have been approached by some ANC members who would support the the removal of Mahumapelo, but only condition of anonymity. 


"We do have such ANC members who say they will vote with us on condition that the ballot is secret. You understand that the National Executive Committee of the ANC has mandated them not to do so, '' says Diale. 


Last month the Hawks seized documents relating to a multimillion rand tender during the office of the Premier.


It is alleged that the documents seized are related to a fraudulent tender contract worth R160 million that is being probed. 


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