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Didiza expected to tour Tshwane

2016-06-24 05:25

Pretoria - ANC MP Thoko Didiza is expected to tour Tshwane on Friday in the wake of widespread protests against the party's decision to nominate her as the metro's mayoral candidate.

She would be briefed about the city’s programmes, Gauteng ANC chairperson Paul Mashatile said on Thursday.

Didiza on Thursday said the violent protests, looting, and destruction of public property that followed Monday’s announcement of her nomination were “sad”. 

"It is sad that our communities, no matter at what level of disgruntlement, can engage in acts of violence, and I hope that going forward we will be able to find a way to work together with leaders in our community to find strategies of resolving conflicts without destroying the very assets that will actually benefit our communities."

- Elections Map: Previous Tshwane results

Five people had been killed and 150 arrested since the violence started. Nineteen buses were set alight on Monday night.

Foreign-owned shops were looted and some journalists had been assaulted and robbed. 

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