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northwestprovinceANA reports that public servants from the North West health department demanded on Tuesday that the provincial premier, Supra Mahumapelo, must go.  

Hundreds of National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) and Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA (Hospersa) members marched to the provincial legislature demanding that Mahumapelo must resign from his position as a premier within 14 days.  In a memorandum they said Mahumapelo ran a corruption-infested administration.  Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) deputy secretary general Solly Phetoe said the workers had taken a resolution that Mahumapelo must go and that Cosatu supported them.  Issues raised included that companies were awarded tenders under dubious circumstances. The SA Communist Party and SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) supported the protest.  But a group of youths dressed in ANC Youth League (ANCYL) T-shirts and wielding sticks tried to block the public servants when they arrived at the entrance to the legislature.  The police managed to isolate the group and used smoke grenades to disperse them.

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