Why Supra Mahumapelo may hold his fate and that of his province in his hands.

Trade unions protests have brought the North West to its knees, closing health facilities and forcing hospitals to discharge even the sickest of bedridden patients. And only Premier Supra Mahumapelo’s resignation will bring an end to the crisis, say union leaders.

“If the premier steps down, even now, then we can go back to the negotiation table and proceed, and advise our employees,” says Motlalepule Ramafoko, acting provincial secretary for the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa). ….more

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