South Africa: Violent political protests in Pretoria

Violent political demonstrations have been occurring in Pretoria since Sunday, with cars set on fire, businesses ransacked, and roads blocked (including the N4 and the Daspoort tunnel). Last evening at least 20 buses and a police vehicle were set on fire.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be aware of the recent political tensions and violence over the naming of a mayoral candidate. Avoid all protests and demonstrations. Leave an area if crowds begin gathering or tension builds between groups.