Roads in Richmond blockaded by protestors

2014-10-25 00:00

TROUBLE flared up in Richmond early yesterday morning when protesters blockaded certain roads, preventing commuters getting to work.

It is believed the protest was over three councillors who were sacked earlier this year, but who have still not left council.

Following earlier protests in Richmond, the ANC Provincial Executive Committee stepped in and the councillors — speaker Thulani Shabalala and ward councillors Douglas Kunene and Musawakhe Jili — were allegedly given their marching orders in August by ANC Provincial Secretary Sihle Zikalala.

The councillors could not be reached for comment yesterday.

Richmond Mayor Andrew Ragavaloo said the road blockades had been cleared by about 7 am. He said at around midday, 12 people were toyi-toying and singing outside the council offices.

“We don’t know the reason for the illegal protest as there has been no communication with the municipality,” he said.

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