ANC in Tshwane to probe alleged vote rigging of ward councillor nominations

The decision comes after angry residents protested outside Mayor Ramokgopa parents' home yesterday.

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JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in Tshwane says it will launch a full investigation into the alleged vote rigging of ward councillor nominations ahead of the municipal elections this year.

The decision comes after angry residents protested outside the home of the parents of Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa yesterday.

They threatened to burn down the house if the mayor does not addresses their grievances regarding the outcome of the nomination process.

Community leader Gordon Rabodiba says the community wants change and that means Ramokgopa must step down.

Yesterday, police fired rubber bullets in Atteridgeville where a group of protesters gathered outside Ramokgopa's parent's home.

Rabodiba demanded that the mayor 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]."