Supra Mahumapelo Biography
Supra Mahumapelo (Supra Bokeng Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo) was born on 17th June 1964 in South Africa. He is a South African politician and the Premier of North West.
Supra Mahumapelo Qualifications
Supra started his schooling at Marotse Primary School, located approximately 5km from Manamolela Village where he was born and grew up. He later attended at Tlotlego Middle School in the now Atamelang Township which is about 3km from the 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 (NDCom) 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). He did his Masters 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.
In 1989 when he joined Technikon Northern Transvaal (TNT) now TUT, 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’s activists for political activities.
In 1994 he was appointed as an ANC Provincial Deputy Elections Co-ordinator in Klerksdorp. In 1995 he was elected as the Mmabatho ANC Branch Chairperson. In 1998 he was elected as the Provincial Chairperson of the ANCYL in NW.
In 2002 Supra Mahumapelo was elected as an additional member of the ANC PEC in NW. The ANC employed him as the Provincial Political Education Secretary from 1995 to 2004.
Supra Mahumapelo was elected as part of the ANC collective in 2004 constituting the NW Provincial Legislature and there he was deployed in various capacities which included, Chairperson for the Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economy and later 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 Age
He was born on 17th June 1964.
Supra Mahumapelo Wife
Supra Mahumapelo wife is Kule Mahumapelo, she has a foundation that works in partnership with South African Social Security Agency and other stakeholders. The primary objective was to help orphans but later intergrated the elderly people.
Supra Mahumapelo Family
Supra Mahumapelo got married in 1996 to Christinah Kgari. They have four children, two boys and two girls. He recently became a grandfather when the first born was blessed with a son. He stays with his family in Mafikeng. Both his parents are no more. Steve Mahumapelo passed on in 1997 and Agnes Bereng in 2008.
Supra Mahumapelo Musical Career
Supra Mahumapelo started his singing in the Manamolela Village Methodist Church during the Sunday school sessions. He also 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 80`s 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. Supra recorded his first album in December 2011 (Tseleng e thata, No Easy Road). He collaborated with singers from other bands based in Mafikeng.
Supra Mahumapelo Contact Details
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Chief of Staff: Modiegi Komane
Tel: 018 388 1365
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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”.
The North West government has been in the spotlight in recent weeks, with revelations that it paid medical technology company Mediosa R30 million in advance.
The Hawks also raided the premier’s office last week and seized documents, after allegations that IT company Nepo Data Dynamics was paid over R215m.
Some claimed that the company, that appears to have been paid daily, inflated prices.
The Sowetan reported that the government subjected the employees to a polygraph test when investigating “leaks”.
“The intervention of the Hawks in the North West province provides hope and is welcomed because the EFF believes that Premier Supra Mahumapelo is a compromised leader, who should be held accountable and eventually voted out of power,” Motsi said.
He said Mahumapelo had “no moral authority” to continue leading the province.
The ANC in the province has welcomed the EFF’s request for a motion of no confidence debate.
However, ANC provincial executive committee spokesperson Gerald Modise said they wanted clarity from the EFF as it quoted the impeachment process in its letter to the speaker.
“We welcome the application by EFF and we are under no pressure,” he said.
Mahumapelo is under pressure, with ANC members calling for him to step down. Last month, the members formed an organisation called the Revolutionary Council. They are said to be behind the spike in reports of corruption, after they urged public servants to expose the “rot” in the province.
The Council’s Thato Magogodi said they are now urging ANC MPs to support the motion.
“We are talking to our MPs to support that motion of no confidence. We were planning to do it first, but it must be supported,” he said.
“We hope that they will do their part. It’s the right thing to do. We will work with anybody fighting corruption as long as they’re genuine,” Magogodi said.
But Modise said the party will thwart the plans.
“[The] ANC is the centre, therefore we are confident of the provincial legislature will take mandate from the ANC. We can’t allow that process to unfold as [the] EFF wants,” he said.
Modise added that Mahumapelo has not been found guilty by any court of law and investigations by the Hawks followed their executive committee resolution for all corruption allegations to be investigated.