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Angry residents protest after child dies

2012-07-31 15:46

Johannesburg - Police were monitoring a service delivery protest in Kagiso, on the West Rand, on Tuesday afternoon after it turned violent earlier in the day.

Warrant Officer Solly Sibiya said protesters pelted vehicles on Tudor Road with stones. They also barricaded roads leading into the township and the Chamdor industrial area.

The protests started on Monday afternoon when two children were knocked down by a truck on the same road. One of them died, said Sibiya.

"Residents are demanding that speed humps be constructed on the road to prevent further accidents."

Residents would not listen to officials from Mogale City municipality, who tried to speak to them on Tuesday.

They demanded to be addressed by Mayor Koketso Calvin Seerane.

The residents said they had previously asked the municipality to construct the speed humps, but that nothing was being done, said Sibiya.

Comments
  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-07-31 16:19

    Um, did I hear correctly-they are protesting a childs death? Yet they continue to perpertrate more violence and cause damage?? What and where is the logic? If you realy wanted change you would CHANGE your vote!! Cant be upset by non delivery when you put them there in the first place!

      nyameko.ngcolomba - 2012-07-31 17:13

      @Shirly do u notice that our gvnment want the society to high up their voices

  • morne.duplessis.3150 - 2012-07-31 16:40

    I'm driving that road every day and found children as young as 3 years old play in the streets so don't blame poor service delivery blame the parents.they're just getting children but don't look after them.

      lunga.swelindawo.9 - 2012-07-31 18:31

      Do not bother Morne because its happen everyday in the streets of Cape Town.Ntlazane its one of the dangerous road but to me its not about service delievery its about reckless driving and poor parents gurdiance

      lunga.swelindawo.9 - 2012-07-31 18:32

      Do not bother Morne because its happen everyday in the streets of Cape Town.Ntlazane its one of the dangerous road but to me its not about service delievery its about reckless driving and poor parents gurdiance

  • wendy.schneider3 - 2012-07-31 18:38

    you drive like a d@@s there will be consequenses so think ..., the next time you think you own the road

  • Virginia - 2012-08-01 08:18

    Well I agree with beannie totally but also we have to add some blame to the parents or guardians of these children. Where were they when this happened????

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