The situation has turned even more violent in Mahikeng, North West, as more communities join in protests demanding the resignation of Premier Supra Mahumapelo.
Foreign nationals have been attacked as violent protests intensify in and around the North West capital, Mahikeng.
There are reports of looting of foreign-owned shops and more barricades being erected on the main road leading from Mahikeng to Botswana.
Protests in Mahikeng have been escalating for hours, and as more and more residents join the protests, the more action that takes place. The events taking place have had such an impact on the capital that others have said Mahikeng is “at a standstill.”
Stores are being closed and government workers are being old to go home or stay home as the violence escalates in the streets.
Scores of foreign nationals in the Mahikeng and surrounding areas are at a local police station seeking for refuge. Scores of both local and foreign nationals shops have been looted. This as more communities in and outside Mahikeng are staging violent protests actions.
At Danville suburb, residents used petrol bomb on a police nyalas. Government offices, including all shopping malls and other businesses are closed.
At unit 9, residents out-numbered police and looted more shops.
The protesters are calling for the recall of Northwest Premier, Supra Mahumapelo.
Many locals want Mahumapelo to quit office amid claims he allowed the Guptas to loot money from a medical scheme in the province – among other things.
A vote of no confidence in the legislature against Mahumapelo could still take place soon after being called off earlier this week. This comes amid an EFF court case seeking a secret ballot.