Tshwane protests in photos

Dispute over ANC mayoral candidate

Photo of a man throwing a rock

On Tuesday, fire rages at a shack building at a church property during protests in Tshwane.

By Ihsaan Haffejee

22 June 2016

Photo of a meeting
Residents of Atteridgeville confront some of the ANC’s Gauteng leadership during a town hall meeting held in an attempt to restore calm to the township of Atteridgeville. Angry residents torched trucks and buses and blocked roads into various Tshwane townships after the naming of Thoko Didiza as the ANC’s Tshwane mayoral candidate. Residents shouted “No Sputla, No vote” in support of current mayor Kgosientso “Sputla” Ramokgopa.
Photo of wreckage
The remains of a burnt out truck can be seen in the streets of Atteridgeville. The protesters set buses and a truck alight in the capital city.
Photo of protests
A fire rages at a shack building at a church property down the road from where current mayor Kgosientso “Sputla” Ramokgopa was addressing disgruntled residents.
Photo of protests
A resident of Atteridgeville attempts to extinguish a fire at a shack.
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A Somali national stands beside his bakkie which was damaged when residents of Atteridgeville looted his spaza shop during protests in the area.