Despite heavy presence of police in Tswane, foreigners in the city have started parking their contents of their spaza shops into vehicles fleeing the areas which are prone to violence.
These foreign nationals are facing another blow after protesters started vandalizing their shops and ransacking everything in the name of politics.
African National Congress supporters started demonstrations on Monday protesting against the nomination of Thoko Didiza as the mayoral candidate who will contest in the upcoming August Local Government elections.
These supporters are demanding the removal of candidate citing that she is not welcome in their city but they should endorse the current mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa.
It is well known that whenever there is service delivery protests in South Africa, foreigners are the first victims of the violence.
Police have condemned the violence which has now escalated to many areas in Tswane. Since the protests started, vehicles, buses, shops have been burnt down. Two people have been shot dead and more than 40 people in connection to the violence have been arrested.
Despite the renewed violence which has brought havock in the Tswane city, ANC members have said they will not back down and the current nominee will contest in the metro polls.
The president of the African National Congress Women’s League, Bathabile Dlamini said they will keep on supporting Thoko Didiza.
“Women have been undermined in so many things in our country. We will support Thoko Didiza because we know she is a strong and powerful candidate who will bring change in Tswane”, said Mathabile.