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Councillor's house damaged in protest

2012-05-26 20:15

Johannesburg - A councillor's house was damaged in Ekangala near Bronkhorstspruit during ongoing service delivery protest, police said on Saturday

Spokesperson Johannes Japhta said the house was pelted with stones and its windows were broken.

"Police intervened and restored order," he said.

Three minors and an adult were arrested for public violence and malicious damaged to property.

"The juveniles were released into the care of their parents and the adult is in custody pending appearance in court."

The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania said its chairperson in the area, was arrested on Saturday morning.

"He is the only one in custody, the other nine have been released," said spokesperson Vusi Mahlangu.

He said the protest was sparked by the incorporation of the Metsweding municipality into the Tshwane metro without proper consultation.

"As results of the incorporation service delivery was affected," he said.

Mahlangu said they would continue holding mass meetings with the community to seek further mandate on issues affecting the community.

Comments
  • Squeegee - 2012-05-26 20:40

    More violence. More protests. The ANC better wake up. I would be worried if I were them.

  • Nicholas - 2012-05-26 20:42

    Instead of burning down houses and destroying property, why didn't you just vote them out during the Municipal elections last year when you had the chance? You fought to get the vote didn't you?

      Bob - 2012-05-26 20:45

      Exactly right Nicholas.....! But what you are saying would be better understood if you told it to a brick wall!

      Zulu - 2012-05-26 21:04

      During election campaign, these councillors promise people houses, sanitation,clean water and electricity. After winning elections they stuff up their own pockets and never deliver on promises. Do you expect people to wait for the lying councillor's five year term to expire before being lied to again by the next candidate? Maybe this should be a lesson to councillors that when you promise people house, start building houses

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-26 21:47

      @Zulu - being lied to and misled does not translate into a right to arson, attempted murder and destruction of property. Unless you're a DBN taxi driver, there are still laws, processes and procedures governing our society

      Zulu - 2012-05-26 22:51

      @Lacrimose. People vote for a better future, which unfortunately depends on the gorvement they vote for. Do you think you can stay in a shack for 5 years and hope the next candidate might deliver on promises. If next councillor doesn't deliver that's 10 years gone. Its been 18 years already. The poorest of our population are not exposed to alternative solutions, which is where opposition parties should concentrate their campaigns

      Nicholas - 2012-05-26 22:54

      @Zulu are you telling me after 18 years of promises you still believe they mean what they say? How many more elections are you going to vote them in? How many times do you have to be lied to before you realise nothing is going to happen?

  • braamc - 2012-05-26 21:09

    You get what you vote for - eish nothing

  • colin.dovey - 2012-05-26 21:32

    The more everything changes, the more it stays the same.....jizlaak...why do I go on going around in circles......oh jislaak, my one foot is nailed down......who put it there? Me? ANC? Zero Zipper Zoomer? = Nah, can't be - that was painted over.....xcept they call it papering over the cracks..The African National Circus.

      miyo27 - 2012-05-26 23:01

      read that 4 times and still can't make sense of what you're saying. But good for you!

  • elkita.robbertse - 2012-05-26 21:37

    The anc is too dumb too making out what the people want.They can't wake up becauase the 1 braincell is sleeping

      Nicholas - 2012-05-27 10:10

      and the electorate is too dumb to see that what they keep voting in just ain't working ...

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-05-27 05:49

    Come election time WHO WILL THESE DUMB SH*TS VOTE FOR?? The same party to which the Councillor belongs!! You morons deserve each other!! Carry on doing your good work in destroying the ANC!!

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