Former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo has rubbished claims that he "vigorously encouraged" municipalities in his province to invest R314m with now collapsed VBS Mutual Bank.

Supra digs in, accuses ANC of being ‘inconsistent’ with its constitution

Former ANC North West chairperson Supra Mahumapelo has accused the ANC's National Executive Committee (NEC) of double standards and of being "inconsistent” with the party’s constitution.

Supra to blame for selling North West on VBS Bank pyramid scheme – report

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Mahumapelo: No way ANC Nasrec conference valid if NW branches dysfunctional

Former North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo makes the argument in his court papers filed in court where disgruntled ANC members are challenging the NEC’s decision to disband the provincial party’s leadership.

Angry ANC members from the North West, who are challenging the party’s decision to disband its provincial executive committee, have expressed confidence ahead of their legal clash with the party this morning.

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The former North West premier was represented by Adv Dali Mpofu.

Mahumapelo linked to illegal deposits at VBS by NW municipalities

The M & G claims Mahumapelo vigourously encouraged municipalities in the province to make deposits R314 million with the bank.