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#TshwaneUnrest: Violence in South Africa Following ANC’s Appointment of Tshwane Mayoral Candidate



Police Vehicle on Fire in Sosha following protests. Credit: Twitter - @mohokare

Police Vehicle on Fire in Sosha following protests. Credit: Twitter – @mohokare

The Tshwane area, around South Africa’s capital Pretoria has been in crisis since this week following the decision by the African National Congress (ANC) to appoint as its Mayoral candidate in the August elections, South African news channel EWN reports.

Some ANC members in the city were said to be angry that current mayor Kgosientsho Ramokgopa was pushed aside in the nomination process.

According to the ANC choosing between current mayor Kgosientsho Ramokgopa and his deputy regional chairperson Mapiti Matsena, would have led to more divisions in the City.

Cars, buses and buildings have been torched in the Mamelodi and Atteridgeville areas, while reports have emerged on unrest in Soshanguve, North of Pretoria.

The protesters, as well as residents were also reported to have looted shops in the areas.

The South African government and the current Mayor Ramokgopa has called for calm, saying that there can be no issue which cannot be resolved through democratic processes and dialogue.

The government also said that perpetrators of the act will “face the full might of the law”.


  1. na wa

    June 22, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    these south africans like viuolence sha, haba

    • Iris

      June 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      @na wa, Nigeria isn’t exactly heaven right now.
      BN your website has been acting weird for the last week or so

    • Your_Mom's_SideDish

      June 22, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Yes mam, these South Africans love violence. They’ve kidnapping people, bombing oil pipes etc. Also, we have seen the South African Fulani herdsmen killing people everywhere they go off late….hopefully you get the JUICE!!

    • Your_Mom's_SideDish

      June 22, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      No excuses for this particular chaos though..

  2. Bongz_Zulu_RSA

    June 22, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    delete this!!!

    • Iris

      June 22, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Delete it because you are who?

    • Your_Mom's_SideDish

      June 22, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      See my name!

  3. @edDREAMZ

    June 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    There is violence everywhere but Naija is still worse though….

  4. Tom

    June 22, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    South africa’s love for looting shops at the slightest provocation.. Epic!

    • Bella

      June 23, 2016 at 11:20 am

      Hunger. Poverty, lack of job no be small ting!

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