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Rights groups, MJC condemn anti-migrant protest

This week, residents of Pretoria were placed on high alert with the outbreak of xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals and the subsequent announcement of an anti-migrant protest. The protest, which was organised by a group called Mamelodi Concerned Residents, is said to be an attempt to call attention to a[…]

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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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#TshwaneUnrest: townships ablaze over Didiza

Bus driver Themba Mukhari had a close shave with death after protesters surrounded his bus at 6am, ordering him and his passengers to get out. “They threw wood inside the bus, poured petrol into it, then torched it,” he said. In another section of the township, about 200 people started[…]

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