Ramokgopa distances himself from political rifts

City of Tshwane's outgoing Mayor, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, has spoken out strongly against the political unrest which has erupted in Pretoria.

Atteridgeville has been marred by scenes of public disorder as protesters show their disapproval of Thoko Didiza being announced as the capital city's mayoral candidate for the 2016 municipal elections.

702's John Robbie spoke to outgoing Mayor of Tshwane, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, regarding the issues that are fuelling the unrest.

Listen to the interview below:

There is no amount of grievance, unease or displeasure that can merit any kind of action that seeks to disrupt the lives of others and destroy properties.

Kgosientso Ramokgopa, outgoing Mayor of Tshwane

Ramokgopa, who served as the mayor for a period of 5 years, said the destruction is undoing all the gains that have been achieved over the years.

He called for calm and insisted that Didiza's nomination came after consultations with ANC branches.

I want to say on record that if there's any grouping that is perpetrating these acts in the name of supporting Sputla Ramokgopa, I am distancing myself from that.

Kgosientso Ramokgopa, outgoing Mayor of Tshwane

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