Tshwane South Africa
June 21, 2016. A resident of Atteridgeville attempts to extinguish a fire at a shack building after it caught ablaze due to unknown reasons by destroying it with rocks so that the fire does not spread to a nearby school building. Angry residents had been protesting in support of current mayor Kgosientso "Sputla" Ramokgopa, burning trucks and busses after the ANC named Thoko Didiza as the ANC's Tshwane mayoral candidate for South Africa’s capital city. Picture: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

Dispute over ANC mayoral candidate

Tshwane South Africa
On Tuesday, fire rages at a shack building at a church property during protests in Tshwane.

Residents of Atteridgeville confront some of the ANC’s Gauteng leadership during a town hall meeting held in an attempt to restore calm to the township of Atteridgeville.

Angry residents torched trucks and buses and blocked roads into various Tshwane townships after the naming of Thoko Didiza as the ANC’s Tshwane mayoral candidate.

Residents shouted “No Sputla, No vote” in support of current mayor Kgosientso “Sputla” Ramokgopa.


Tshwane South Africa
June 21, 2016. Residents from Atteridgeville a town in the capital city Pretoria are angry with the naming of Thoko Didiza as the mayoral candidate for Pretoriaand can be seen protesting at a town meeting with current mayor Kgosientso “Sputla” Ramokgopa. Protesters earlier set busses and truck alight during a protest concerning the issue of mayoral candidates in South Africa’s capital city with regards to the upcoming local elections in August. Picture: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE
Tshwane South Africa
June 21, 2016. The remains of a burnt out truck can be seen in the streets of Atteridgeville after residents angry with the naming of Thoko Didiza as the ANC’s Tshwane mayoral candidate protested in favour of Kgosientso “Sputla” Ramokgopa the current mayor. Protesters earlier set busses and truck alight during a protest concerning the issue of mayoral candidates in South Africa’s capital city. Picture: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

A fire rages at a shack building at a church property down the road from where current mayor Kgosientso “Sputla” Ramokgopa was addressing disgruntled residents.

Tshwane South Africa
June 21, 2016. A resident of Atteridgeville attempts to extinguish a fire at a shack building after it caught ablaze due to unknown reasons by destroying it with rocks so that the fire does not spread to a nearby school building. Angry residents had been protesting in support of current mayor Kgosientso “Sputla” Ramokgopa, burning trucks and busses after the ANC named Thoko Didiza as the ANC’s Tshwane mayoral candidate for South Africa’s capital city. Picture: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

A resident of Atteridgeville attempts to extinguish a fire at a shack.

Tshwane South Africa
June 21, 2016. Residents of Atteridgeville in Pretoria attempts to extinguish a fire at a shack building after it caught ablaze due to unknown reasons . Angry residents had been protesting in support of current mayor Kgosientso “Sputla” Ramokgopa, burning trucks and busses after the ANC named Thoko Didiza as the ANC’s Tshwane mayoral candidate for South Africa’s capital city for the upcoming local government elections. Picture: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE
Tshwane South Africa
A Somali national stands beside his bakkie which was damaged when residents of Atteridgeville looted his spaza shop during protests in the area.

Please view the original article on Groundup.org.za (republished here with kind permission).