Sharpeville residents meet councillors

2010-02-24 12:48

THE situation was tense in Sharpeville as community leaders met

ward councillors under police supervision today, Johannesburg police said.


“There were no violent incidents reported today but the situation

is still very tense. Police are monitoring the area,” said Captain Julia

Klaasen.


A councillor’s house and car were set alight by angry protesters

around 11pm last night. No one was arrested in connection with the

incident.


Residents started protesting yesterday morning, barricading roads

in the area.

They burned tyres and blocked off Seifo Street and the Vuka section

of the township.

A bus picking up passengers was stoned as it navigated its way

through the area. A passenger was injured.


Police believed the cause of the protest was poor service delivery.

 

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