These are our mayoral candidates announces ANC and Didiza was front and centre

EWN reporter Masa Kekana spoke to John Maytham about the ANC's presentation of mayoral candidates today, where the controversial Thoko Didiza was front and centre.

She was one of the provinces 11 mayoral candidates formally introduced by the party at a briefing in Saxonwold today.

Kekana says Didiza seemed calm, cool and confident, and said she is ready to hit the ground running.

She said she has never felt foreign in Tshwane, and she has been living there for over two decades, and has never felt alienated. In fact she was welcomed by the community when she moved there.

Masa Kekana, EWN

Didiza spoke about the good relationship she has with the local communities. She said she is aware of the unrest in Tshwane, but believes it has little to do with her.

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi backed her up, and said the looting and protests in the region has nothing to do with tribalism or preferring one mayoral candidate over another. He said it was about greed and are afraid of losing their jobs.

Didiza said she is confident to engage with communities.

She said she is not afraid, and will start campaigning asap.

Masa Kekana, EWN
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