In Pictures: ‘No Sputla, No Vote’
‘No Sputla, No Vote’
It’s a calmer Tshwane this morning, after protests in some part of the city yesterday. Areas affected include, Mamelodi, Attridgeville, Mabopane, Soshanguve and Hammanskraal as well as parts of the CBD. All this over of the nomination of former minister Thoko Didiza as a mayoral candidate of the city. Residents want incumbent Mayor Kgosientsho Ramokgopa to retain his position.
The sight of Attridgeville roads yesterday, making the township inaccessible. Roads were filled with rocks and stones as law enforcement authorities kept an eye on the township.
Structure of a bus debris lies in the street of Atteridgeville.as residents were unable to go to work.
The ANC in Gauteng paid Attridgeville a visit yesterday afternoon, and was given three days to come up with a favourable resolution to residents’ demands. Mayor Ramokgopa was accompanied by ANC NEC member Dr Aaron Motsoaledi , and Gauteng ANC Chairperson Paul Mashatile.
Attridgeville residents react to Mayor Kgosientsho Ramokgopa’s request and plea for them to accept Didiza a as the ANC candidate for mayor in the city, They reacted by shouting ,“No Sputla. No vote
This angry resident stands up to say that her vote will change if her Mayor does not retain his position.
Residents follow the leadership out of the community hall chanting and singing the praises of Ramokgopa. “ANC isn’t above the people” – Atteridgeville residents.
Listen to the audio of Ramokgopa pleading residents to calm down and support Didza.
Minutes after the current Mayor and top NEC members addresses residents, metres away a shack is set alight. It is not confirm whether the fire is related to the protest or is an accident.
Residents scramble around to gather water in aid to put the fire out.