The Sekhukhune District Municipality in Limpopo will soon have a new executive Mayor. This comes after the ANC Limpopo PEC meeting took a decision to instruct the region to ‘properly’ elect a Mayor.

Current Mayor Maleke Mokganyetji has been in office since December 2022 after previous Mayor Julia Mathebe had stepped down.

In their statement following the ordinary PEC meeting, the ANC confirmed that Sekhukhune, as well as the Collins Chabane Municipality, are required to finalise their Mayoral issues.

“The PEC has noted that the Collins Chabane Municipality mayoral issue has been pending for an extended period. That it should be finalised as soon as possible.


“The PEC further noted that the appointment of the Mayor of Sekhukhune District Municipality was not processed in accordance with the ANC procedure.

Sekhukhune District Municipality Chambers

“Consequently both ANC Vhembe and Sekhukhune region are directed to submit three names within two weeks for Mayoral Candidate to the PEC for further processing,” read the statement.

Amongst other issues discussed by the ANC Limpopo ordinary PEC meeting was the VBS matter.


The ANC Limpopo extensively discussed the matter of VBS, as per the directive of the National Working Committee.

“The PEC has noted and appreciated the work done by the 9th PEC. As well as the Limpopo Provincial Government relating to the matter,” they said.

“The PEC expressed its gratitude to all municipalities. Which invoked disciplinary measures against the implicated officials who acted outside the law. The PEC also expressed its displeasure about the manner in which some of the implicated officials from various municipalities, who resigned, were given golden handshakes and how some moved from one municipality to another. Despite the cloud hanging over their heads and this was done despite millions lost without recovery.

“The PEC directed all affected municipalities, which suffered the final losses as a result of the VBS investment. To consider recovery of lost monies from all implicated officials, including those who resigned. Further directed all affected or implicated leaders at all levels to voluntarily appear before the Integrity Commission.”

The PEC also touched on Regional General Councils, Regional Makgotlas, Pending New ANC Membership, and Progress relating to Lepelle Nkumpi Municipality. Implementation of Kgalema Report, ANCYL Limpopo, and Incomplete Service Delivery Projects.

The ANC Vhembe region in Limpopo elected two new leaders in the RGC during the recently concluded council. The Regional General Council was convened to fill the positions of regional deputy chairperson and regional deputy secretary.

The positions were vacant after the passing on of the late Cdes Makonde Mathivha and Moss Maluleke respectively.


Samuel Munyai was elected as Deputy Chairperson while Miyelani Chauke was elected Deputy Secretary. They Dowelani Nenguda and Collins Chabane Municipality Mayor Shadrack Maluleke who were also vying for the top positions.

ANC Vhembe Region elects new leaders in Limpopo
ANC Vhembe Region elects new leaders in Limpopo

“We congratulate the newly elected. They are both seasoned cadres of the movement, whose election will undoubtedly add political value in the life of the REC and region,” said the ANC in Limpopo.

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“We are confident that they will execute their revolutionary duties with dedication, selflessness and distinction.
“The ANC Limpopo commends the REC of Vhembe and the PEC deployees for the region for the sterling work in organizing such an incident-free council. Our special thanks go to all delegates for the highly disciplined manner in which they conducted themselves throughout the process.”

The ANC in Limpopo have also joined fellow Limpopo citizens in conveying condolences to the late SABC Newsreader Matome Maupi. Maupi passed away on Thursday 13 April after a long illness. He was also the presenter of the Current Affairs Show, Hlokwa la Tsela.


“The ANC in Limpopo is saddened by the untimely passing of Matome Maupi. A seasoned Newscaster, who had spent a large part of his working life, defending the interests of the poor and the marginalised,” read the statement.

“Matome Maupi possessed an impeccable talent of breaking the news, on Thobela FM’s Hlokwa la Tsela Current Affairs Show, which earned him the name ‘Hlogo ya Ditaba’.

The rarity of his aptitude and superior lexicon, saw his name being catapulted to the same level as ‘breaking news’, at Thobela FM,” they said.

“He took over the baton from other great broadcasters like Maena Mathiba and Ike Kekana and seamlessly simmered into their roles with ease.

For more than 10 years, the people of the Limpopo Province had been accustomed to Matome Maupi’s voice. Which also became a symbol of holding authorities to power.

ANC Limpopo convey condolences to late SABC journalist Matome Maupi
ANC Limpopo convey condolences to late SABC journalist Matome Maupi


He was also greatly loved by many. His ability and news presenting skill, saw Hlokwa la Tsela becoming one of the flagship programmes at Thobela FM.

He also knew the power of the media, as an instrument of demanding accountability.

During the period that he had been with the Public Broadcaster, Matome Maupi was not the one to be intimidated by a position or authority that the subjects of his interviews possessed.

His objective and inquisitive demeanour made him treat all politicians alike, from both the governing organisations and opposition formations. He stood for the truth and always sided with the truth.

His death has left a huge void in the broadcasting space. May his soul rest in peace.”

The ANC Limpopo convened its ordinary Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) meeting, on Friday, 3rd March 2023, through a virtual platform. The meeting was the first, since the announcement of the new NEC deployees to Limpopo.

The PEC meeting reflected on the political overview presented by the Provincial Chairperson, Stanley Mathabatha, and key developments affecting our province. The state of its organisation presented by their Provincial Secretary Reuben Madadzhe [main picture.

In its deliberations, the PEC stressed that ANC members need to move beyond their leadership preferences towards the Nasrec Conference. The PEC should support the 55th NEC collective, led by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

“The PEC calls upon all members who have ingulfed themselves in factional politics to refrain from further association with such groupings. To also ally behind the elected leadership. The discipline in accepting the outcomes will mean members fully support the unity and renewal project of the African National Congress,” they said in a statement.


“The PEC has noted with great disappointment, the developments in Lephalale Municipality. Reaffirmed the decision that Cde Aaron Mokgehle, remain the Mayoral Candidate for the ANC. Any other candidate outside the decision of the ANC shows a clear sign of defiance.

The PEC directed the PEC Officials to engage with the leadership of Waterberg Region on the state of the organisation and governance in all municipalities in the region. Further directed the PEC Sub-Committee on Legislature and Governance to conduct a performance assessment of all Lephalale Councillors, and present the report to the next PEC meeting for consideration.”


“The ANC PEC condemns in strongest terms, the ill-discipline directed at the Provincial Chairperson, during the Limpopo edition of the ANC 111th Anniversary and January 8th, held at the Ga-Masemola Stadium. The PEC is of the view that the ill-discipline shown, in particular the booing, has the potential to negatively affect the image of the party and further course divisions. The PEC thus calls upon all ANC members to desist from acts of ill-discipline.”


“The PEC observed a moment of silence for all those who lost their lives. As a result of the crash on the Motetema road to Groblersdal, in the Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality. The PEC conveys its support and best wishes for speedy and complete recoveries to all those who were injured. The Provincial Government and Local Spheres of Government are directed to provide all the necessary support to the affected families.”


“The PEC noted the existing vacancies in Peter Mokaba and Vhembe Region. It resolved that both regions should prepare roadmaps towards Regional General Councils. For the specific purpose of filling of the vacancies, and that the road maps should be presented to the PEC Officials.”


“The PEC approved the ANC Peter Mokaba Road Map to sub-regional elective meetings, scheduled to take place on the 28th of March 2023. The PEC further directed Waterberg REC to prepare the regional road map for sub-regional elective meetings. Also present same to the PEC Officials.”


“The PEC noted the outcomes of the PEC Lekgotla, which was convened at The Ranch. Where the state of service delivery in the province was presented and deliberated upon.

The PEC directed that the resolutions of the ANC Provincial Lekgotla should be circulated to all structures. As well as all Deployees in both the Provincial and Local Spheres of Government. The PEC will closely monitor the implementation of the Lekgotla Resolutions.”


“The ANC in Limpopo welcomes the State of the Province Address (SOPA), delivered by the Premier, Chupu Stanley Mathabatha. As the PEC, we firmly believe that the SOPA 2023 accounted for the commitments from previous years. It provided a solid foundation, for the acceleration of services to the people of Limpopo.

The PEC supports the provincial economic recovery path and is elated at the announcement that implementation on the provincial academic hospital will commence in the new financial year.

It welcomes the announcement of the support to youth owned SMME’s. The construction of new roads and classrooms, the development of water infrastructures. Particularly the incomplete projects, the constructions of traditional council offices and purchase of vehicles for senior tradition council leaders. These developments will boost not only the Provincial economic growth, but also the job and business opportunities within the Province.

The PEC further supports the government decision to prioritise the installations of solar panels to hospitals, clinics, government buildings and educational facilities. It will go long way to ease the burden of loadshedding. It will also ensure that education, health and government services are not interrupted.

The PEC directs its Deployees in the provincial government and local government spheres to urgently focus on resolving the challenges facing the people of Limpopo.”


“The PEC noted with sadness the passing of veteran Cde Bob Mmola, and Cde Nkhensani Mtebule, and conveys its condolences to their families and loved ones.”

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ANC Limpopo have refuted the reports that they are now throwing their weight behind Zweli Mkhize for the presidency.

They were one of the provinces to endorse a second term for Cyril Ramaphosa. The ANC’s 55th conference is underway at Nasrec in Johannesburg.

Current President Cyril Ramaphosa and former health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize are neck and neck in the race for party president.

Videos clips have also surfaced with deputy Provincial Chairperson Florence Radzilani seemingly endorsing Mkhize for the hot seat.

But the ANC moved swiftly to reaffirm their support for Ramaphosa saying it is a decision made by their branches.


“The ANC Limpopo PEC has noted some statements making rounds in various media platforms. Wherein an unfortunate impression was created that we have deserted the outcomes of Branch General Meetings,” read the statement.

“The ANC Limpopo PEC hereby distances itself from such an assertion. It is not a true reflection of the ANC PEC decision and or Branch General Meetings. At no stage the ANC Limpopo PEC met and decided along those lines.”

ANC Limpopo chair Stan Mathabatha
ANC Limpopo chair Stan Mathabatha

“The ANC Limpopo Province stands by its decision and also supports the outcomes of Limpopo BGM’S which affirmed Cde Cyril Ramaphosa for President. Paul Mashatile : Deputy President, Cde Ndumiseni Ntuli: Secretary General, Cde Nomvula Mokonyane : Deputy Secretary General, Chauke Bejani: Treasurer General. And Cde Stanley Mathabatha as the preferred National Chairperson.

“We further urge all delegates from Limpopo and beyond to exercise their right to elect leadership in accordance with the Mandate of their respective branches.”


ANC Top 7 Nominees
ANC Top 7 Nominees

ANC Limpopo have distanced themselves from recent comments made by former MEC for Education Polly Bishielo regarding Cyril Ramaphosa.

In an interview with the Sunday World, Boshielo accused the ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) of double standards and conniving with the KwaZulu-Natal leadership. She claimed that despite publicly announcing their support for Cyril Ramaphosa in his bid for the second term in office, the Province is supporting Zweli Mkhize.

“At the moment there are two line-ups from the same people of this province. One consists of a slate, which supports comrade Ramaphosa and Fikile Mbalula. The other one consists of Zweli Mkhize and Phumulo Masualle,” Boshielo told the publication. 

“We are not confused and pretentious. Our line-up remains in favour of comrades Ramaphosa and Mbalula,” she added. 

ANC responds to Polly Boshielo Cyril Ramaphosa comments
ANC responds to Polly Boshielo Cyril Ramaphosa comments


But in a statement released on Monday, the ANC in Limpopo said they will ask Boshielo to account for her utterances. 

The ANC in Limpopo distances itself from recent unfounded utterances made by Comrade Polly Bishielo. Who claimed that ANC Limpopo is back-stabbing President Cyril Ramaphosa.

As the ANC Limpopo, we wish to state it categorically clear that the Public Statement made by Comrade Polly. Both on her Social Media Facebook Post as well as in the Sunday World Newspaper, are her own thoughts and do not reflect the party’s position,” read the statement. 


The ANC Limpopo is in full support of President Cyril Ramaphosa and will continue to do so until the National Conference and beyond. The claim by Comrade Polly is an untruthful and dishonest claim which we reject with the contempt it deserves.”

We will in due course formally write to Comrade Polly Boshielo for her to explain her conduct.”

The ANC in Limpopo is further calling upon all its members, leaders and deployees to desist from making reckless public statements, which has potential to bring the party into disrepute.”

The ANC in Limpopo has re-elected Stanley Mathabatha as its provincial chairperson, having received more votes than Dickson Masemola.

While this is his third term at the helm, he’s already indicated it would be for a few months as he’s eyeing a senior position in the ANC’s national top structure in the coming months.

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Mathabatha received 781 votes as opposed to Masemola’s 389 at the Ranch, outside Polokwane. Masemola, who is Public Works and Infrastructure MEC, was not present in the plenary hall when results were announced this afternoon.

Former provincial secretary, Soviet Lekganyane was seen as the biggest loser after failing to beat a lesser-known challenger, Rueben Madanzhe who defeated him by 717 votes to 451.

Stanley Mathabatha re-elected Limpopo ANC Chairperson
Stanley Mathabatha


Lekganyane was in the losing slate that also saw Florence Radzilani defeat Mopani mayor Pule Shayi by 418 votes. Radzilani, who was seeking re-election, got 791 votes while Shayi received 373.

Basikopo Makamu saw off Levhuwani Magaraba by 797 votes to 365 votes and retained his position as deputy secretary.

Current Peter Mokaba region treasurer Nakedi Sibanda-Kekana won the provincial treasurer position. She defeated Faith Chauke by 786 votes to 375.

Masemola’s dejected slate and its supporters were not present in the hall when the results were announced.