The African National Congress (ANC) has called for calm as party members have allegedly began protesting over the nomination of Tshwane city’s Mayoral candidate, former Public Works Minister Thoko Didiza.
A metro cop car was overturned and a motorist’s phone was confiscated then destroyed and stones tossed at peopled living in nearby flats for trying to take pictures.
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) June 20, 2016
The incident took place in the city centre of Pretoria on Monday afternoon.
On Sunday night it was reported that there was a shooting outside the venue following the announcement that Didiza has been chosen to run as mayor for the Tshwane city.
On Monday morning the ANC confirmed DIdiza’s nomination, following the intervention of the National Executive Committee (NEC) as the Tshwane Regional Executive Committee (REC) presented three names to the Gauteng Provincial Executive Committee (PEC).
“The PEC, to whom the names were recommended, was however not convinced of the candidates proposed and made a representation to the National Executive Committee (NEC) for an intervention in Tshwane,” said ANC Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte.
Duarte condemned the violent behaviour and called on all ANC members to respect the decision to appoint Didiza and rally behind her.