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D6WC eagerly awaits submission of conceptual plan

As the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, is expected to submit a conceptual plan to the Land Claims Court for the redevelopment of District Six today, Shahied Ajam of the District Six Working Committee has reminded claimants that the court will only approve the plan[…]

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Tshwane unrest: ‘One life lost is one life too many’

Government said that calm was returning to the city of Tshwane and progress was being made to stamp out acts of criminality‚ although five people had lost their lives by Friday. Police have arrested 150 suspects in connection with various crimes such as public violence‚ burglary‚ theft‚ possession of unlicensed[…]

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Thoko Didiza pleads for an end to violence in Tshwane

Thoko Didiza‚ the African National Congress mayoral candidate for the City of Tshwane‚ has appealed to metro residents to end the wave of protests that greeted her selection. Didiza also said she does not feel the violence that has swept over Tshwane is a reflection of how people feel about[…]

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Migrants greatly impacted by violent protests

As law enforcement officials manage the unrest in Tshwane, foreign nationals residing within the vicinity appear to once again lay victim to xenophobia, as many businesses owned by foreign nationals have reportedly been looted by disgruntles locals. The protests began this week, following the announcement of MP Thoko Didiza as[…]

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‘We need urgent backup’ – Tshwane cops under attack

So frenetic was the fighting between looters and police in Mabopane City on Wednesday night that officers under attack ran out of rubber bullets. News24 has obtained two radio transmissions from desperate police officials who were surrounded on the ground. In the transmissions, an officer urgently calls for backup. “Urgent[…]

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2 killed, 40 arrested during Tshwane violence

Police said on Wednesday that two suspected looters had been shot dead in the capital in violence triggered by the ruling party’s choice of a mayoral candidate for local polls. Police said they also arrested 40 rioters who had been attacking foreigners’ shops as public anger mounted over economic hardship[…]

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#TshwaneUnrest plot hatched at hotel

The hotel is located among embassy buildings in suburban Arcadia – and it was in this three-storey establishment that the plan to render the capital city ungovernable was finalised. The Pretoria News can reveal that hours after ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte named Thoko Didiza as the Tshwane mayoral candidate[…]

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Cops brace for violence as Tshwane smoulders

Police officers and lawmen from across Gauteng are bracing for another day of civil unrest in Tshwane after reports of widespread violence overnight. This follows days of protests in Atteridgeville, Soshanguve, Mamelodi, Hammanskraal and Mabopane after the announcement of Thoko Didiza as the ANC’s mayoral candidate for the sprawling metro.[…]

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