ANC to visit NW party structures over violent protests

A man was killed several buildings and vehicles torched and shops looted during last week’s protests prompting President Cyril Ramaphosa to visit the area appealing for calm.

Demonstrators burn tyres in Mahikeng as they demand the removal of Premier Supra Mahumapelo on Thursday 18 April 2018. Picture: Ihsaan Haffejee/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC)'s national working committee will on Tuesday visit party branches in the North West following a series of violent protests in some towns where community members are calling for Premier Supra Mahumapelo to be sacked.

Mahumapelo is accused of fraud and corruption but refuses to step down.

A man was killed several buildings and vehicles torched and shops looted during last week’s protests prompting President Cyril Ramaphosa to visit the area appealing for calm.

The province is expected to report back to the party's national structures later.

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