The ANC’s national working committee is expected to deliberate on North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo’s fate on Monday after protesters called for his head last week. Parts of the town of Mahikeng went up in flames as residents protested for almost a week, demanding the removal of Mahumapelo as premier. Later in the week the protests spread to other towns in the province. President Cyril Ramaphosa cut short his visit to the UK, where he was attending the Commonwealth heads of government meeting, to return to SA on Friday to deal with the protests that have so far claimed at least one life. Madoda Sambatha, provincial secretary for the South African Communist Party in North West, said on Sunday Ramaphosa had asked for time to tackle the matter. According to Sambatha, who attended the meeting addressed by Ramaphosa on Friday, along with ANC officials and other alliance partners, the president indicated the calls would be discussed by the ANC’s top six officials on Monday. After that m...

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