Justice Malala: Patronage links behind #TshwaneUnrest

Political analyst, Justice Malala, has attributed the #TshwaneUnrest to patronage links set along political factions in Tshwane African National Congress (ANC) and officials clinging to power.

Divisions between Tshwane outgoing mayor, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, and Tshwane ANC deputy chairman, Mapiti Matsena, led the National Executive Committee to announce Thoko Didiza as the mayor elect for the 2016 municipal elections.

However, disgruntled Tshwane residents took to the streets in protest on Sunday evening, threatening to vote for the Democratic Alliance (DA) if Didiza's candidacy is not retracted.

702's John Robbie spoke to political analyst, Justice Malala, regarding his views regarding the issue.

Listen to the conversation below:

This is a particular ANC problem, it has nothing to do with the people of Tshwane... It's about the fight for resources.

Justice Malala, political analyst

Many of them see many of their contracts which are tied up to the current mayor and people in the official structures of Tshwane municipality, whether rightly or wrongly.

Justice Malala, political analyst

This has been organised from the beginning to be a push to keep those officials in power so that the patronage can continue.

Justice Malala, political analyst
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