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Protesters vow to continue with #TshwaneUnrest until Didiza steps down

The unrest in Atteridgeville continues unabated as residents protest against the selection of Thoko Didiza as the ANC mayoral candidate for Tshwane in the upcoming municipal elections.

Reporting from the Kalafong area in Atteridgeville, EWN's Clement Manyathela says protesters will not stop until outgoing mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa is made the candidate.

They're saying until the ANC reverses that decision, the violence will continue.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

He describes how a truck and a bus has gone up in flames before him.

According to Manyathela, police are trying to quell the violence and looting of shops as police presence increases and reporters maintain a safe distance from the chaotic scenes.

Meanwhile, Tshwane ANC's deputy chairman Mapiti Matsena has denied that ANC members are involved in the unrest.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

WATCH: FIERY PROTESTS ENGULF ATTERIDGEVILLE

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