Alberton township residents block roads

2012-10-19 12:33
A service delivery protest (File, Sapa)

A service delivery protest (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Residents of the Thina Sonke informal settlement in Phola Park, near Alberton, blockaded roads on Friday morning, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

At 05:00 residents blockaded the road with burning tyres, various objects and big rocks, said Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng.

"They occupied the Old Vereeniging Road... including the M7 between Petersen and Kliprivier roads."

Mokheseng said the protest had ended, but he still did not know what the residents had been protesting about.

"Even though we managed to defuse the situation together with the SA Police Service, we will observe and continue to monitor the situation."

He advised motorists to be careful when driving in the area.

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