On Sunday, disgruntled party members made the calls directly to President Cyril Ramaphosa at a heated meeting of the Bojanala region held at the Rustenburg Civic Centre. At the same meeting, party members booed Mahumpelo and sang songs appealing to Ramaphosa to act.
Magashule, who is seen as Mahumapelo's ally, said not everybody in the North West was calling for the disbandment of the party's leadership; others were keen to work together and move on. "We are here to refocus our structures, to say 'listen, come together, work together, let's move, this is the year of unity' ."
The ANC's top leaders visited its four regions in the North West to listen to branch leaders. Party insiders described the meetings as tense and said a number of members who attended the meetings called for the party leadership to disband the provincial structure.
Video clips doing the rounds on social media also showed disruptions at one meeting attended by treasurer-general Paul Mashatile.
The national working committee was still locked in a behind the closed-doors meeting with the provincial structure over the reports from the regions at the time of printing.
It is expected to make a recommendation to the party's national executive committee on whether or not to disband the province.