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UPDATES: Day two 25 000 in the dark as Tshwane unrest continues

25 000 in the dark as Tshwane unrest thwarts Eskom fix-it team
Eskom had to send a security team with its team to fix a transformer in the heart of the Tshwane civil unrest that had plunged 25 000 customers in darkness on Tuesday.

The door of the spaza shop looted in Soshanguve.

A message is left outside the spaza shop after it was looted.
It reads “No help baba!!!”

The till at a shop that was looted in Soshanguve.

Another burnt out bus in Mabopane.


A tweet circulating from yesterday:
What’s happening here? The cop with body armour was inside the shop with looters.

More damage in Mabopane

Meanwhile, in Mabopane, a Pep store in Morula shopping complex seems to have been looted overnight.
Police officers have been posted at the complex.
A shell of a burnt bus

LIVE UPDATES: Day two Tshwane protests.
This follows days of protests in Atteridgeville, Soshanguve, Mamelodi, Hammanskraal and Mabopane after the announcement of Thoko Didiza as the ANC’s mayoral candidate for the sprawling metro.
Unconfirmed reports from Mabopane overnight suggest that houses had been set ablaze and spaza shops owned by foreigners were looted. Reports of several salvos of gunfire in the area also surfaced.
On Tuesday the ANC stood firm on their assertion that Didiza, who hails from KZN, would be their mayoral candidate.