Political Desk: ANC 'top six' to discuss Mahikeng protests

The African National Congress (ANC) top six are set to meet to discuss the protests which have erupted in Mahikeng, North West.

On Friday, President Cyril Ramaphosa, together with a delegation from the ANC, met with leaders in the province to try resolve the situation.

Residents are calling for the resignation of premier Supra Mahumapelo amidst corruption allegations.

The ANC top six is expected to discuss that issue again today and consider some of their options. But this happens while the corruptions allegations are piling up against Supra Mahumapelo.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

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Residents have vowed to continue with the protests, so the President and the leadership of the ANC would really want to conclude talks as soon as possible and decide what happens going forward.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

Whatever decision they take will divide the ANC not only in the North West but in other provinces. And I say this because if the ANC decided to ask Mahumapelo to resign, people will think Ramaphosa is on a purging spree like it's already been suggested. But is the premier is not removed you will have the SACP and Cosatu continue to distance themselves from the Premier.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

ALSO READ: 'We must allow an investigation into corruption allegations to take place'

In other news, Manyathela says Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) leader Julius Malema has confirmed that he will be meeting with the ANC, but not to discuss his return.

He says Malema has indicated that he will discuss the possible renaming of the Cape Town International Airport to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, in honour of the late struggle stalwart.

Listen to what else the EFF and ANC will be discussing


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