Residents complained that it was unfair for Mahumapelo's son to get R1-million pilot bursary whereas they were struggling to get funding for tertiary education.
Over the weekend reports emerged that Mahumapelo Junior had received the bursary from state arms manufacturer Denel.
At the crossing shopping complex a food outlet McDonalds , owned by Mahumapelo's wife Kule is situated, shops were forced to closed. Protesters threatened to burn down the outlet before the end of today.
"If he does not want to step down, this town will be on fire," said one of the protesting youths.
"We want his Mc Donalds, we want those burgers."
The situation has been widely talked about on social media with residents sharing images and videos of alleged events.