Johannesburg - The ANC in Gauteng will introduce its mayoral
candidates on Thursday, amid ongoing protests over its selection for Tshwane.
Two people have been killed and more than 40 arrested since
party members in parts of Tshwane began protesting on Monday against the choice
of ANC NEC member and MP Thoko Didiza. They wanted current mayor Kgosientso
Ramokgopa to stay in the job after the local government elections.
The ANC announced its mayoral candidates for the August 3
local government elections after much deliberation by its national executive
committee on Saturday evening. It however waited until Monday to announce
Mayor Parks Tau would remain its candidate in Johannesburg.
Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Mzwandile Masina was
chosen to replace Ekurhuleni mayor Mondli Gungubele.