You remember Supra Mahumapelo, the ANC leader in North West that slapped DA MP John Steenhuisen with the “f**k you” slur doing President Zuma’s 2017 SONA address?
Mahumapelo has been in a long-running enmity with DA leader in the North West Joe Mc Gluwa and has reportedly threatened to sue him for his defamatory remarks.
Gluwa had alleged that the premier had made unilateral decisions to blow millions on a private jet in a media statement in December 2016.
Also, in a letter from Obakeng Kgomo of Kgomo Attorneys‚ dated January 15‚ 2017, the DA leader also accused the premier of using community projects to canvass support for the ANC, adding that his open affiliation with the Guptas makes him untrustworthy.
Mc Gluwa, who apparently didn’t mince words when making his allegations claimed that Mahumapelo is President Zuma’s chief protector and has been campaigning to take over from Zuma as the next president of the ANC than delivering as the premier.
Making responses to questions posed to him on Thursday in the North West legislature, Mahumapelo reportedly told Gluwa that he “will come after him” for making baseless and reckless remarks about him.
“I am going to come after you‚ until I get you where I want you. Because it has been long and I have been patient with all the bitter things that you have been saying about me,” he said.
The premier claimed he has lost his dignity and respect as a result of the allegations.
However, BuzzSouthAfrica understands that it wasn’t premier Mahumapelo’s decision to buy the private jet but the provincial executive committee’s, as contained in the same letter.
Earlier this month, the embattled Premier filed an urgent application for an interdict to stop damaging claims of corruption being leveled against him.
Mahumapelo took to the high court in Pretoria in his personal capacity and sought an order to prohibit four local businesspeople from continuing with their “vicious smear campaign”.
The “outrageously defamatory” claims include an inference that he was responsible for the death of former chairperson of the North West Business Forum, Wandile Bozwana.
Bozwana died after being shot nine times when a BMW M3 pulled up next to his car at an intersection along the N1 in Pretoria in October 2015.
The murder triggered widespread speculation that Bozwana was murdered because he had threatened to expose corruption in the North West Province.