Today's Big Stories

Political instigators behind #TshwaneUnrest, says ANC's Zizi Kodwa

ANC national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says that authentic party members would never cause the violent destruction seen in Atteridgeville, Pretoria.

He says the unrest has been caused by saboteurs who are advancing their own political interests, using the name of the ANC.

Kodwa warns against uninformed commentary about the party's internal selection processes, and insists that Thoko Didiza was not imposed as the Tshwane mayoral candidate.

He says the party is tired of in-fighting and members who are more loyal to individuals than the movement itself.

Meanwhile, political analyst Prince Mashele says that factionalism within the Tshwane ANC is undeniable and has led to the violent protests which have erupted in Atteridgeville.

Mashele says the unrest in Pretoria is the outcome of earlier predictions of the fall of the ruling party.

He says the ANC is being destroyed by factionalism, corruption and lack of credible leadership.

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

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Protesters vow to continue with #TshwaneUnrest until Didiza steps down

Protesters vow to continue with #TshwaneUnrest until Didiza steps down

Some Atteridgeville residents are upset that outgoing mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa was not made the ANC's Tshwane mayoral candidate.

'There is no split,' says Tshwane ANC deputy chair Mapiti Matsena

'There is no split,' says Tshwane ANC deputy chair Mapiti Matsena

Political divisions within ANC's Tshwane structures are suspected to be behind violent protests in Mamelodi and Atteridgeville.

Mokonyane: Structure in the Tshwane ANC is divided

Mokonyane: Structure in the Tshwane ANC is divided

Nomvula Mokonyane said no ANC member who understands the guidelines would resort to violent protests as seen in Atteridgeville.

Ramokgopa distances himself from political rifts

Ramokgopa distances himself from political rifts

Tshwane Mayor, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, has distanced himself from the rumours of political divisions that have resulted in unrest.

ANC admits Tshwane mayoral candidate Thoko Didiza was a 'compromise' - reports

ANC admits Tshwane mayoral candidate Thoko Didiza was a 'compromise' - reports

ANC candidate for Tshwane metro is a compromise to end factionalism, reports EWN's Clement Manyathela.

Blade Nzimande: Factionalism is tearing the ANC apart

Blade Nzimande: Factionalism is tearing the ANC apart

SACP leader, Blade Nzimande, said it's time for the ANC to better manage transitions in leadership to avoid factionalism.

Popular articles
Cape's blusterous winds too risky for the Mercedez Benz fashion week

Cape's blusterous winds too risky for the Mercedez Benz fashion week

Several shows of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017 had to be postponed due to the gusting winds.

Naked Scientist reveals the real cure for a hangover (and its not hot wings!)

Naked Scientist reveals the real cure for a hangover (and its not hot wings!)

Dr Chris Smith gives insights on what peaks your interest.

The rand is on a rampage

The rand is on a rampage

The rand is going from strength to strength. The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Treasury One’s Andre Cilliers.

[CARTOON] Poephol With a Taste For Strife

[CARTOON] Poephol With a Taste For Strife

EWN's Dr Jack & Curtis take a look at the Spur confrontation that has taken the country by a storm.

Spur tightens its belt as 'two for the price of one' Monday burger special ends

Spur tightens its belt as 'two for the price of one' Monday burger special ends

The CEO of Spur says food inflation has played a big role in making this difficult decision.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.