Maimane calls for calm in protest hit Mahikeng

Mmusi Maimane visited several townships around Mahikeng and re-assured residents that his party would work to remove Supra Mahumapelo

DA leader Mmusi Maimane outside the burnt Arts and Culture Department in Mahikeng. Picture: @Mabine_Seabe/Twitter

MAHIKENG - Some residents of Mahikeng continue mopping up after a week of protests, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has called for calm.

Maimane visited several townships surrounding Mahikeng where he re-assured residents that his party would do everything possible to remove Premier Supra Mahumapelo from office should the African national Congress (ANC) fail to do so.

He says there is a need for a clean and corrupt free government and has called on the ANC to not make a political decision by retaining Mahumapelo, saying that will be a betrayal to the people of the North West.

Maimane says residents also have a voice and has urged them to vote differently in next year’s general elections.

He says a corrupt free government is the only way the North West can have proper service delivery.

The DA leader says he understands that a woman lost her baby while attempting to give birth unattended.

He blames this on the ANC-led government.