Supra Mahumapelo

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Supra Mahumapelo
5th Premier of North West
In office
21 May 2014 – 23 May 2018
Preceded by Thandi Modise
Succeeded by Job Mokgoro
Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature
In office
3 April 2012 – 6 May 2014
Preceded by Nono Maloyi
Succeeded by S.R. Dantjie
Member of the North West Provincial Legislature
In office
February 2012 – 22 June 2018
Personal details
Born Supra Bokeng Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo
(1968-06-07) 7 June 1968 (age 50)
Manamolela, Delareyville, North West, South Africa
Political party African National Congress
Spouse(s) Kule Mahumapelo
Christina Kgari
Children 4
Alma mater Technikon Northern Transvaal
University of South Africa
University of Port Elizabeth

Supra Obakeng Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo is a South African politician. He served as the Provincial Secretary of the African National Congress North West Provincial Leadership from 2011 until August 2018. He previously served as Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature and member of the North West Provincial Legislature and Premier of North West. Mahumapelo stepped down in May 2018 after violent protests called for him to step down.[1] [2]

On 9 May 2018, Mahumapelo announced that he would take leave of absence and appointed Finance MEC Wendy Nelson as acting premier. President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed an inter-ministerial task team to investigate violent protests in the province's capital Mahikeng and other towns through the province over a long period of time.[3] He officially resigned on 23 May 2018.

It is now evident that Mahumapelo was sacked. This followed the findings the inter-ministerial task team, which revealed a range of weaknesses across the provincial government and in municipalities. These included poor governance practices‚ skills shortages‚ incompetence‚ corruption and questionable supply chain management practices.[4] He has now been appointed to head the ANC's provincial political school.[5]

On 22 June 2018, Mahumapelo resigned as member of the North West Provincial Legislature.[6]

Early life and education[edit]

Supra Mahumapelo was born on June 7, 1968 in Manamolelo outside Delareyville. His mother, Agnes Matlakala Bereng, was a domestic worker who worked in Klerksdorp and later in Heldekruin Roodepoort. She was forced by her son to leave domestic work in 1995. His father, Stephen Kalagongwe Mahumapelo, was an entrepeneur in Saulspoort near Rustenburg. Mahumapelo was the herd boy of his village.

He started his schooling at Marotse Primary School and later attended Tlotlego Middle School inthe Atamelang township. He spent his high school years in Phatshima High School in Atamelang and matriculated at Kgamanyane High School in Moruleng.

After matric, Mahumapelo went to the former Transvaal Northern Technikon and obtained a National Diploma in Commercial Practice (NDCom). At the University of South Africa, he then did a Certificate in Public Finance and Economics. He then did his Masters Degree in Political Economy at the former University of Port Elizabeth. [7]


  1. ^ Haffejee, Ihsaan. Mahumapelo resigns, blames counter-revolutionaries, 23 May 2018. Retrieved on 24 June 2018
  2. ^ Mahlase, Malatse. [1], 31 August 2018. Retrieved on 31 August 2018.
  3. ^ Tau, Poloko, Stone, Septuma. Supra Mahumapelo takes leave of absence, appoints acting premier, City Press, 9 May 2018. Retrieved on 24 June 2018
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  6. ^ Manyathela, Clement. Mahumapelo resigns as member of the North West Provincial Legislature, Eyewitness News, Johannesburg, 22 June 2018. Retrieved on 24 June 2018.
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External links[edit]

People by Supra Obakeng Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo , at People's Assembly