Protests Rocking South African Capital Highlight ANC Divide

  • Party members oppose Didiza’s candidacy as Pretoria mayor
  • Poll shows ANC losing control of Pretoria, Johannesburg

A truck on fire in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, South Africa, on June 21, 2016.

Photographer: Mujahid Safodien/AFP vie Getty Images

Protesters burning tires and barricading roads in townships around South Africa’s capital have highlighted divisions in the ruling African National Congress that are threatening the party’s grip on Pretoria and cities including the commercial hub, Johannesburg, in Aug. 3 municipal elections.

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