Supra Mahumapelo has announced that he will be going "on early retirement" as premier of the North West.
In a briefing at Luthuli House on Wednesday, Mahumapelo says that he made a conscious decision to resign as premier.
But his announcement has not come without a fight.
He has accused those who agitated for his removal of being counter-revolutionaries.
Meanwhile, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule says that the party welcomes Mahumapelo's voluntary resignation as premier.
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