The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the North West says Premier Supra Mahumapelo is playing for time by cancelling his media briefing on Wednesday morning where he was expected to officially announce his resignation.

Mahumapelo is expected to meet with the African National Congress (ANC) Provincial Executive Committee to discuss his exit from the Premier’s office.

Mahumapelo told SABC News Tuesday night that he will also meet with the provincial government over his decision to quit.

His resignation follows weeks of unrest in the North West with communities calling for him to leave.

EFF member of the North West Legislature Betty Diale says Mahumapelo must resign and the corruption allegations against him must be thoroughly investigated.

Diale says, “I think the premier is just trying to play games with the postponement of the 10 o’clock press briefing but we are hopeful and still anticipate the resignation of the premier no later than today…”

“Corruption must be investigated, it’s a criminal offence all the perpetrators of such including corruptees must be taken to court, they must be brought to book, they must be prosecuted accordingly,” adds Diale.

SUPRA MAHUMAPELO in the middle by SABC Digital News