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Calm restored in Tembisa

2012-07-26 12:33

Johannesburg - Police have managed to restore calm in Tembisa where residents were protesting, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

Police were able to prevent a group of about 100 people from barricading the Allandale Road earlier in the morning, said Captain Pinky Tsinyane.

"They were dispersed after they were found dragging tyres to the road," she said.

About 500 protesters from Klipfontein barricaded the Allandale Road with burning tyres on Wednesday afternoon.

It is alleged that the area had been experiencing continuous interruptions to the electricity supply in the past two days.

Tsinyane said police were patrolling the area.

Comments
  • kala.bafazi - 2012-07-26 13:26

    Try paying your electricity bill you schmucks and maybe, just maybe your municipality can upgrade the infrastructure. But then again probably not.

  • khume.maliehe - 2012-07-26 13:31

    David funny enough the DA is in charge of that particular ward,Kala ur point is invalid in this regard.

      brilloks.bittergal - 2012-07-26 13:59

      you are right. because the minorities are paying for their electricity.

      kala.bafazi - 2012-07-26 15:11

      I don't think it makes a difference which party is in control Khume. The still have to provide a service and the people need to pay for that service. It is your argument that is invalid.

  • NatashaDawnQuinn - 2012-07-26 13:46

    I was actually on Allandale last night, and had to (as did so many other vehicles) drive on the embankment before the robot. I watched them jumping on vehicles. It is not OUR damn fault the government ANC / DA whoever does not deliver and the normal tax paying public have to pay for it. Why behave like animals and try and harm motorists!!

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-26 15:23

    Viva Votas. Show them, and don't let them tell you it's apartheid or Verwoed. They lie - it's they who have been in control for 18 years, only they, the ANC are to blame.

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