Calm returns to Mahikeng

A police officer stands guard after a filling station was looted by protesters in Mahikeng.
A police officer stands guard after a filling station was looted by protesters in Mahikeng.
Reuters / Siphiwe Sibeko

MAHIKENG - Mahikeng residents appear to have heeded the call for calm by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

He was accompanied by top party leaders to a meeting with the ANC leadership in the province on Friday.

Ramaphosa urged residents against engaging in violence.

The community has been protesting against poor service delivery and wants Premier Supra Mahumapelo to step down.

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But they're not the only ones.

Striking Nehawu-affiliated nurses are also calling for Mahumapelo’s resignation.

The Military Health Services has now been deployed to assist at the Mahikeng Provincial Hospital.

Police say 32 people have been arrested so far.

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