Protesters burn tyres at premier’s office

2011-06-13 14:19

A group of protesters burnt tyres and blockaded the road outside the Northern Cape premier’s office in Galeshewe.

“It is believed that approximately 60 people gathered at the Mayebuye Centre in Galeshewe earlier today (Monday) and set tyres alight and blockaded the road,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Mashay Gamieldien.

“From there the group proceeded to the premier’s offices in Roper Street where they also set tyres alight and blockaded the road.”

Nobody was injured and no property had been damaged.

Gamieldien said it was believed that the protesters were “unhappy about salaries, posts and promotions”.

The Kimberley public order policing unit was monitoring the situation.

Premier Hazel Jenkins’s office said the director-general was dealing with the matter, but the latter could not immediately be reached for comment.

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