9 held for violence during Mabopane protest

2014-02-17 14:31
A protester flings a burning tyre through the air during unrest that erupted in Sebokeng. (Sapa)

A protester flings a burning tyre through the air during unrest that erupted in Sebokeng. (Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Nine people were arrested for public violence during a service delivery protest in Mabopane, north of Pretoria, police said on Monday.

Six of them were arrested on Monday morning and three on Sunday, Captain Doniah Mothutsane said.

Residents began protesting on Sunday and blockaded the M17 which passes through the area.

A councillor's house was also damaged.

Mothutsane said residents were protesting against the lack of toilets and a proper sewerage system.

Police were monitoring the area.

The nine were due to appear in court soon.

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