The ANC in the North West has elected Tlokwe municipality chief whip Dakota Legoetea as the new provincial secretary.
As former Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle takes up a post in the North West legislature, the ANC in the province has denied he was redeployed.
North West minister for cooperative governance and traditional affairs China Dodovu has vowed to fight his suspension from the ANC.
Disgruntled ANC North West branches have filed an urgent interdict to stop the province's 234 delegates from attending the ANC's national conference.
Provincial 'purge' part of a national strategy to oust Gwede Mantashe in 2012.
The ANC provincial task team in North West has been accused of entrenching a faction that supported Jacob Zuma for the ANC presidency.
The ANC in the North West province is about to wrest control from supporters of former president Thabo Mbeki and transfer it to President Zuma's.