Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and NEC member, Thoko Didiza, held an urgent meeting in Atteridgeville in an effort to qwell #TshwaneUnrest.
Disgruntled ANC members disapprove of the National Executive Committee's decision for Thoko Didiza to stand for the position of City of Tshwane's mayoral candidate at the 2016 municipal elections. The decision was intended to find a consensus in political factions between outgoing Tshwane mayor, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, and ANC deputy chairman, Mapiti Matsena.
Since the announcement on Sunday, ANC members have brought Atteridgeville, Mamelodi and Ga-Rankuwa to a stand still withviolent protests.
702's John Robbie spoke to Atteridgeville resident, Mpho Moropane, about his community's concerns with Didiza's candidacy.
Listen to the conversation below:
The protest was by united community members, not ANC members. We were in support in everyone rallying against the decision that was taken by the National Executive Committee.— Mpho Moropane, Atteridgeville resident
Moropane said they can't accept Didiza as their mayor elect because she hasn't come from the wards within Tshwane.
We want somebody who comes from within our township, not a stranger. We need someone who can speak our language and somebody who will understand our demands.— Mpho Moropane, Atteridgeville resident
We must elect our own mayor based on what they have done for the community.— Mpho Moropane, Atterridgeville resident