Soweto residents ‘on the rampage’ to demand electricity

2013-07-16 08:39

More than 300 residents of the Dube hostel in Soweto are protesting in demand of electricity.

“At about 9.30pm the residents went on the rampage, barricading the road with rocks and burning tires,” Constable Sibusiso Chauke said today.

“There was no electricity at the hostel and they were demanding it.”

Chauke said the crowd dispersed shortly after the police arrived.

A car travelling on the barricaded road between Dube and Phefeni was damaged. A public violence case was opened, but no arrests had been made yet, Chauke said.

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