Woman injured in Sharpeville protest

2010-02-23 14:22

A WOMAN was injured during a protest in Sharpeville today, Gauteng

police said.


Superintendent Nthabiseng Mazibuku said the protest started early

in the morning with residents using “anything they could find” to barricade

roads in the area.


Protestors 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, injuring a passenger.


A woman passenger was taken to a nearby hospital for

treatment.


Mazibuku said police believed the cause of the protest was poor

service delivery.


Community leaders called on residents to meet government officials

at the Sharpeville Stadium. The gathering was supposed start at 11am.


“One cannot say it (the situation) is calm but it’s under the

supervision and control of the police,” Mazibuku said, adding that the police

would remain on the scene to monitor the situation.

 

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