Protesters run riot in Kliptown over unpopular ANC council candidate

With just five days to go before the local government elections start with special votes‚ residents of Kliptown in Soweto took to the streets on Wednesday to express their unhappiness about a councillor candidate put forward by the ANC.

The ANC had announced Pamela Sibanyoni as its candidate for councillor in ward 19, Soweto, but some residents were insisting on their own candidate, said ANC Johannesburg spokesperson Jolidee Matongo.

“We are very clear: If people are standing in the path of the ANC towards victory‚ those comrades have defined themselves as the enemy of the ANC‚” he said. …more

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