Supra Mahumapelo Biography
Supra Mahumapelo who was born, Supra Bokeng Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo, is a South African politician. He has served as the Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature. His period as a speaker was from 3 April 2012 to 6th May 2014.
Also, in February 2012, he served as a member of the North West Provincial Legislature on 22 June 2018. He was the 5th member of the Premier of North West. However, Mahumapelo was forced to step down due to violent protests in May 2018.
Supra Mahumapelo Age
Supra Bokeng Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo was born on 17th June 1964. He has celebrated 55 birthdays already in 2019. He is 55 years old.
Supra Mahumapelo Parents
His parents were the late Agnes Matlakala Bereng (mother) and late Stephen Kalagongwe Mahumapelo (father). Agnes Matlakala worked as a domestic worker in Klerksdorp and also Heldekruin Roodepoort. For his father, he has worked as an entrepreneur in Saulspoort near Rustenburg. Her mother retired in 1995. At his young age, Mahumapelo was a herd boy in the village.
Agnes Matlakala Bereng die in 1997 while Stephen Kalagongwe Mahumapelo died in 2008
Supra Mahumapelo Wife
He has married his wife, Kule Mahumapelo. She runs a foundation that works in partnership with the South African Social Security Agency. Apart from, agencies the foundation also works with other stakeholders.
The foundation’s primary objective was to work with the orphans but later it integrated elderly people.
Also, Supra was married to Christinah Kgari as his second wife in 1996. The couple has four children, two boys, and two girls. His first son was also blessed with a son, this making him a grandfather. The family settles in Mafikeng.
Supra Mahumapelo Education
He started his schooling at Marotse Primary School, located approximately 5km from Manamolela Village where he was born and grew up. Later, Mahumapelo attended at Tlotlego Middle School in the now Atamelang Township. It is about 3km from Manamolela Village. His High School years were in both Phatshima High School in Atamelang and Kgamanyane High School in Moruleng where he matriculated in 1988.
Supra acquired a National Diploma in Commercial Practice (NDC.com) at the former Technikon Northern Transvaal (TNT) now TUT in Soshanguve in the now province of Gauteng. He also did a Certificate in Public Finance and Economics with the University of South Africa (Unisa). Mahumapelo did his Master’s Degree in Political Economy with the former University of Port Elizabeth (UPE) now the Nelson Mandela Metro University.
Supra Mahumapelo Political Career
He entered politics in 1983. In 1986 he was given work to recruit people into the ANC by Cde Ndleleni Duma in the Moruleng area.
He joined Technikon Northern Transvaal (TNT) now TUT in 1989. Additionally, he joined the South African National Students Congress (SANSCO) now Sasco and got elected in various positions in the Branch Executive Committee. In 1990 he was expelled with other student activists for political activities.
In 1994 he was appointed as an ANC Provincial Deputy Elections Coordinator in Klerksdorp. Mahumapelo was elected as the Mmabatho ANC Branch Chairperson in 1995. In 1998 he was elected as the Provincial Chairperson of the ANCYL in NW.
Supra Mahumapelo was elected as an additional member of the ANC PEC in NW in 2002. The ANC employed him as the Provincial Political Education Secretary from 1995 to 2004.
Later, he was elected as part of the ANC collective in 2004 constituting the NW Provincial Legislature. During this time, he was deployed in various capacities which included, Chairperson for the Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economy. Later on, he became the Chief Whip of the ANC in 2005. He left the position voluntarily when he got elected as the ANC Provincial Secretary in 2005.
In 2005 he was elected as the ANC Provincial Secretary and again in 2008. When the Provincial Conference was reconvened in February 2011, he got elected as the ANC Provincial Chairperson to date.
Supra Mahumapelo Singing
He started his singing in the Manamolela Village Methodist Church during the Sunday school sessions. Also, he participated in school choirs at all levels of his schooling period. His mother, Agnes was part of a band in Klerksdorp (Matlosana Moon Queens) in the ’80s when she was working as a domestic worker and use to perform during weekends.
Supra started a company (360 Cure) in 2011 and among other things, it focuses on talent development around cultural issues. He recorded his first album in December 2011 (Tseleng e thata, No Easy Road). Additionally, he has collaborated with singers from other bands based in Mafikeng.
Supra Mahumapelo Contact Details
Office of the Premier
Private Bag X65
Dr. James Moroka Drive, MMABATHO
Chief of Staff: Modiegi Komane
Tel: 018 388 1365
Email: Mkomane@nwpg.gov.za (link sends e-mail)
Fax:018 387 2008
PA to the Premier: Molebatsi Gasemene
Tel: 018 388 4968
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Supra Mahumapelo Latest News
The EFF in the North West has written to the speaker of the provincial legislature to set a date for a debate on a motion of no confidence in North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo.
They also want a secret ballot.
The motion is being supported by ANC members in the province, who said they will lobby the party’s members of the provincial legislature (MPLs) to vote in support of the motion.
“We hope to receive a date from the speaker of the legislature, not delaying tactics. Any form of delaying tactics on the part of the legislature will result in extra-parliamentary activism, including a legal process,” the EFF’s Alfred Motsi said.
Motsi added that the decision to file the motion followed what he calls “corruption patterns in major projects, approved without any procurement processes”.