Delivery protest in East London

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

A service delivery protest (File, Sapa)

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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.

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