African National Congress (ANC) spokesperson Pule Mabe has told the media in Mahikeng in the North West that party president Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation after the urgent meeting of the ANC leadership.
Mabe’s statement comes as fresh protests erupt in Mahikeng. Residents are throwing petrol bombs at the police as they demand the immediate removal of Premier Supra Mahumapelo.
This is in reaction to news earlier that Ramaphosa will need few more days to consult on the current situation in the province and the future of Mahumapelo.
Police are monitoring the situation.
“The official ANC position is that when the meeting concludes, the president of the ANC will come and make an announcement to the nation. We are going to make sure you are kept informed and it’s only us in the ANC who are going to be speaking to you,” Mabe said.
Meanwhile Parliament’s Police Committee has warned that the looting and destruction of property in North West undermines any legitimate concern that the community might have.
The committee is calling on police to restore peace and stability.