Ramaphosa calls for calm, says to address Mahikeng crisis with ANDC top 6

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RESIDENTS of Mahikeng in the North West have heeded President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call for calm.

The president has promised to address their concerns when he meets with the ANC’s top six on Monday

Mahikeng residents took to the streets on Wednesday calling on North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo to step down.

The unrest escalated on Thursday and Friday, forcing Ramaphosa to cut short his London trip.

Meanwhile, police remain on alert in Mahikeng despite calm returning to the town.

Mop-up operations soon got underway to bring some order back into the town rocked by violent protests.

SANDF medics have been deployed in the province to assist at hospitals and clinics crippled by a strike in the health sector.