Tshwane

DA opens congress in Tshwane

While there will be a strong focus on the DA’s policies as its federal congress kicks off in Tshwane on Saturday, there will be some serious contestation as two of its mayors go head to head for the position of federal chairperson. Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga is seeking to unseat[…]

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Unrest in Tshwane as protesters take to the streets

Roads have been blocked and shops have been looted in Atteridgeville ahead of an anti-immigrant protest in Pretoria. President Jacob Zuma has strongly condemned the violent tensions which have recently broken out between South Africans and immigrants in parts of Gauteng. His office announced on Friday that he would champion[…]

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Municipal officials stealing from the poor – Tshwane mayor

Tshwane municipal employees have been benefiting from services meant for the city’s poor, mayor Solly Msimanga has said. Attempts to rid the city of corruption had revealed that civil servants’ names were on the database of those qualifying for services like free water and electricity, and exemption from rates and[…]

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We want Jo’burg and Tshwane back – ANC’s Mkhize

After losing the cities Tshwane and Johannesburg, following the local government elections, the ANC is prepared to be a “strong opposition”, said treasurer general Zweli Mkhize. Mkhize was addressing media and business leaders at the Sanlam offices in Sandton, on Tuesday night. He shared on the outcomes of the local[…]

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DA declares victory in Tshwane

While DA leader Mmusi Maimane says his party has won the Tshwane metro in the local government elections, he did not want to comment on Johannesburg. “I will wait a bit till I have a clearer picture,” he told reporters in Pretoria. On the capital city, a beaming Maimane was[…]

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Woman lays rape charge against ANC official

The ANC in Tshwane has distanced itself from its senior official in Ga-Rankuwa Zone 20, who is facing charges of raping a female member of his constituency. Regional spokesman Teboho Joala said the ANC would comment after it had established all the facts related to the allegations against the politician,[…]

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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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