Delivery protest in East London

2012-09-04 11:12
A service delivery protest (File, Sapa)

A service delivery protest (File, Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A service delivery protest took place early on Tuesday morning in Mdantsane, near East London, Eastern Cape police said.

"Residents of different squatter camps in Mdantsane, namely Masizakhe, McClear, Mark Makalima, Silver Town, Ndlovini and Nkomponi... held a service delivery protest," said Lieutenant Nkosikho Mzuku.
The protest took place around 04:00.

"They were burning tyres and blocking the roads: Qumza Highway road, next to the robots, which leads to the entrance in Mdantsane from East London direction," said Mzuku.

Protesters' were complaining about housing, temporary electricity boxes, jobs, toilets, burst sewerage pipes, street cleaning, taps and rubbish bags.

Police calmed the protesters down and they peacefully dispersed. No one was injured or arrested during the protest.

Read more on:    east london  |  service delivery  |  protests

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

There's an app for that: how apps have changed us

"There's an app for that" is more than just Apple's marketing mantra. Mobile apps have emerged over the last 10 years or so for practically every need in a person's day and changed our lives.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.