The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the Democratic Alliance in the North West have welcomed a decision by President Cyril Ramaphosa to cut short his trip to the United Kingdom to attend an urgent meeting in Mahikeng as residents continue to protests.
Residents of Mahikeng have staged protests against Premier Supra Mahumapelo, demanding he resigns. This, over the alleged reports of corruption and failure to deliver public services in the area since he came to power.
Running battles between protesters and police continue into the night here in Mahikeng as demonstrators continue in their demands for the removal of Premier Supra Mahumapelo. #MahikengStrike 📷: @Ihsaan_Haffo pic.twitter.com/Vb9SUYZVzS— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 19, 2018
DA North West Provincial Leader,Joe McGluwa is in Danville. He says issues of service delivery are much broader.
It is broad, it is about service delivery, what is happening in the clinics, also about the hospitals and those who have lost their loves as far as the hospitals are concerned.— Joe McGluwa, DA North West Provincial Leader
We really welcome the president for cancelling his trip but what we want the president to do,if he comes to Mahikeng, he must not come here for a PR stunt. He must come here and make an announcement as far as the status of the premier is concerned and that will be the recalling of the premier.— Joe McGluwa, DA North West Provincial Leader
If Ramaphosa is coming here tomorrow, we would only want one thing and that is to recall Supra Mahumapelo.— Joe McGluwa, DA North West Provincial Leader
Meanwhile Cosatu Provincial Chairperson in the North West, Solly Lekhu says workers affiliated with the organisation believe that Mahumapelo has overstayed his welcome.
They were saying that it is at this point in time where a leader must make a conscious decision and talk to his conscience and ask himself if what is happening is in the interest of the nation or the party he is leading.— Solly Lekhu, Cosatu NW Chairperson
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