The ANC has said it understands the anger of North West residents who took to Mahikeng’s streets this week in protest against corruption and to demanding that premier Supra Mahumapelo be sacked. Addressing the media before a meeting of the ANC top brass‚ including President Cyril Ramaphosa‚ as well as Mahumapelo and his counterparts in the province‚ ANC national executive committee (NEC) member Obed Bapela expressed sympathy with the residents’ cries. He said the ANC understood people’s anger when they saw millions of rand going to companies while services worsened. Ramaphosa cut short his visit to the UK, where he was to have participated in a meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government‚ to attend to the violent protests in Mahikeng. Former leaders in the province‚ including China Dodovu and ANC Youth League president Collen Maine‚ had been invited to the meeting. Bapela was sent to the province to deal with the situation there and has been at the forefront, putting out fires‚ ...

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