#TshwaneUnrest - PICS
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Tshwane townships are ablaze as angry residents torched more vehicles, set fires in major roads and looted shops.
The protests started on Sunday night following the ANC's announcement of Thoko Didiza as the metro's mayoral candidate.
One of the protesters said the removal of current mayoral incumbent Kgosientso Ramokgopa had irked the community.
“Sputla (Ramokgopa) is the people’s mayor and has done a lot for communities in the townships. We weren’t consulted about Didiza’s nomination and it was imposed on us,” one of the protesters, who wanted to remain anonymous, said on Tuesday morning.
— Matatiele Boy (@Passeks) June 21, 2016
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) June 21, 2016
From protesters to being criminals, shame on you, ANC tarnished what Mr Mandela stood for us all. #TshwaneUnrest
— Johnson Dayal (@Johnson20774111) June 21, 2016
— smothered in vanilla (@Nthabeee_Lenake) June 21, 2016
#TshwaneUnrest Min Mapisa-Nqakula to lead a JCPS media briefing at 16h00 on the Tshwane matter
— GCIS Media Liaison (@GCISMedia) June 21, 2016