The Democratic Alliance has accused the ANC of putting politicians above ordinary people during the recent unrest in Tshwane following a report that police were told to protect minister's homes in in the city.
The Tshwane protests dominated South African news this week despite the SABC decision to censor coverage of violent unrest, while abroad, the Brexit story had a major impact on headlines across the globe.
Money is the root of politically motivated violence around leadership positions in the ANC, said former Cosatu general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, who added that the 'low intensity war' had nothing to do with the interests of the working class.
The looting of small businesses in Tshwane was unacceptable and would not be tolerated, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has said, adding that violence aimed at foreign traders had no place in a democratic society.
Oakbay Investments, the holding company of television station ANN7, has confirmed disciplinary proceedings at the company, but would not say whether they were related to a confrontation involving ANC Youth League president Collen Maine and some staffers.