Tshwane ANC's deputy chairman, Mapiti Matsena, has denied divisions within the political structures has sparked unrest in Mamelodi and Atteridgeville.
However, ANC Head of Campaigns, Nomvula Mokonyane, earlier admitted that 'the structure of the ANC in Tshwane is divided'.
Disgruntled African National Congress members took to the streets on Monday in protest after the news of Thoko Didiza's nomination as mayoral candidate for the 2016 municipal elections. The members claim that branches were not consulted in the decision to nominate the National Executive Committee member for local government structures.
702's John Robbie spoke to Matsena regarding the issues around the protests in the capital city.
Listen to the interview below:
People want to introduce a new process in the ANC where after the ANC has spoken following internal processes, people want to mobilise the community.— Mapiti Matsena, ANC Tshwane Deputy Chairman
There is no split...There were nominations from the branches of the ANC, I was nominated from the branches... There were certain member who said 'no, it can't be Mapiti'.— Mapiti Matsena, ANC Tshwane Deputy Chairman