Pretoria - The township of Atteridgeville in Tshwane is on
lockdown as residents take to the streets to protest.
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A truck and a bus have been set alight with regular
explosions heard all over the area as the tyres and petrol tanks of the
vehicles go off.
Residents and workers have expressed frustrations over the
"I didn't go to work. They have blocked all the roads
in the township. I tried to explain to them that I'm a resident of
Atteridgeville but they picked up rocks and wanted to stone my car. I had to
turn back and drive away. It's really bad," said one man.
Another man said he had been stuck on the side of the road
and couldn't fetch his workers due to the protest.
ANC members are protesting in various townships in Tshwane
to force the party to change its decision to name Thoko Didiza as its mayoral
candidate and push aside Kgosientso Ramokgopa.
At least ten buses were set alight on Monday night and City
of Tshwane teams had to be withdrawn from the areas for their safety. Protests
continued on Tuesday morning.
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