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Marikana villagers protest over the ANC candidate list

Residents of Mma-ditlhokwa village, near Marikana in the North West are continuing to protest over the African National Congress (ANC) candidate list for the local elections.

They’re waiting for developments after the ruling party’s provincial secretary, Dakota Legoete, made a promise during a radio interview this week.

The protesting residents, at ward 32, have joined a growing number of a wards across the province, aggrieved over the candidate list issue.

Roads remain barricaded with rocks, burning tires and other debris following days of unrest at the mining informal settlement.

Legoete, promised on a live-radio interview with the SABC to attend to this community’s concern.

The community further argues that services have been severely affected due to incapable ward councillors.

Interior roads in the area remain barricaded, with a high number of police deployed to keep a watchful eye.

Our attempts to get Legoete have been unsuccessful.

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