18°C / 2°C
  • Wed
  • 18°C
  • 2°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 3°C
  • Fri
  • 19°C
  • 4°C
  • Sat
  • 10°C
  • 1°C
  • Sun
  • 14°C
  • 1°C
  • Mon
  • 18°C
  • 3°C
  • Wed
  • 15°C
  • 5°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 13°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 14°C
  • 5°C
  • Sun
  • 15°C
  • 5°C
  • Mon
  • 18°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 14°C
  • Fri
  • 26°C
  • 14°C
  • Sat
  • 16°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 14°C
  • 6°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 14°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 12°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 14°C
  • 5°C
  • Mon
  • 19°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 18°C
  • 3°C
  • Thu
  • 18°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 3°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 5°C
  • Sun
  • 11°C
  • 5°C
  • Mon
  • 14°C
  • 4°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 26°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 17°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 13°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 17°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 13°C
  • 3°C
  • Thu
  • 14°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 10°C
  • 1°C
  • Sat
  • 13°C
  • 0°C
  • Sun
  • 16°C
  • 2°C
  • Mon
  • 19°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 15°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 13°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 14°C
  • 7°C
  • Mon
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Wed
  • 19°C
  • 6°C
  • Thu
  • 20°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 22°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 13°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 14°C
  • 5°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 6°C
  • Thu
  • 20°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 5°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 15°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 16°C
  • 5°C
  • Wed
  • 14°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 14°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 12°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 12°C
  • 5°C
  • Sun
  • 15°C
  • 6°C
  • Mon
  • 17°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 1°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 2°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 4°C
  • Sat
  • 16°C
  • 5°C
  • Sun
  • 14°C
  • 5°C
  • Mon
  • 17°C
  • 3°C

Atteridgeville residents threaten to burn Kgosientso Ramokgopa's parent's home

The group accused Ramokgopa of rigging the selection of candidates ahead of the local government elections.

Tshwane Executive Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa
Atteridgeville,Kgosientso Ramakgopa
Local

JOHANNESBURG – Police have fired rubber bullets in Atteridgeville in Pretoria where a group of protesters gathered outside Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa's parent’s home.

It's understood the group is accusing the mayor of rigging the selection of candidates ahead of the local government elections later this year.
 
Community members are also apparently threatening to burn down the mayor's house if he does not listen to their grievances.
 
Community leader Gordon Rabodiba says they are demanding that the mayor come and address residents. 

“He has chosen his own people and how is that fair for the opposing side auditing membership? They are going to rig votes and that has happened [before].”

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)

Comments

EWN 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 EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN 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.

EWN reserves the right to close comments on selected content pages.

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