NATIONAL NEWS - President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Mahikeng Friday at midday where he will have an urgent meeting with ANC structures in the North West in an attempt to resolve the ongoing protest in Mahikeng.
Ramaphosa cut short his visit to the UK to attend to the violent protests in the North West.
Zeerust in North West was shut down on Friday as the call for provincial premier Supra Mahumapelo to step down grows.
Shops were closed and streets trashed while traffic officers were posted along the N4 highway leading into the town to warn motorists about the situation.
A group of people, mostly working in shops, were standing on street corners waiting for taxis to transport them home. Taxis were parked about two kilometres outside the town, on the Mahikeng road.
North West police said sporadic incidents of looting were reported overnight in the provincial capital Mahikeng and surrounding villages.