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THE ANC in North West yesterday said it stood by party general secretary Gwede Mantashe, after calls for him to resign.
Spokesperson Oupa Matla also denied that the ANC had imposed MECs on premier Maureen Modiselle.
The SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) and SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) had earlier called for Mantashe's removal for allegedly imposing MECs on Modiselle.
"We are shocked and dismayed at the attack," said Matla.
"MECs were appointed in line with resolutions of the Polokwane conference, according to which the provincial leadership should be consulted.
"The premier consulted with the provincial executive committee, including the general secretary and the convenor of NEC deployees in North West, Thaba Mufamadi.
"The conference resolution on the appointment of MECs does not require consultation with our alliance partners. However, as a sign of mature leadership and in the spirit of unity, this was done." - Sapa