Diepkloof quiet after electricity protest

2011-07-02 12:01

Johannesburg - Diepkloof in Soweto was quiet on Saturday morning after protesters blocked off roads and set tyres on fire because of electricity cuts, Gauteng police said.

"They dispersed peacefully last night. There was no violence or any arrests," Captain Nondumiso Mpantsha said.

She said Eskom representatives came to speak to the protesters on Friday night and they dispersed shortly afterwards.

Protesters blocked off roads and set tyres on fire on Thursday and Friday.

Parts of Marthinus Smuts road, Immink Drive and Beyers Naude were closed off so that traffic could be diverted away from the scene.

Mpantsha said police were still at the scene.

  • Darren Cooper - 2011-07-02 12:43

    Again, in a democracy, the people get the government they deserve..... No sympathy here!

      BigD - 2011-07-02 13:39

      I agree partly. These electrical problems affect us all at some time. This is a bitter winter and cannot blame the residents getting agitated. In my area we were told that the power would be off on Monday and Wednesday morning for a few hours. But the power only went off on Tuesday morning. Go figure,

      Nitesh Khoosal - 2011-07-02 15:58

      bigd....if u dont pay, u dont deserve........

  • Ian - 2011-07-02 12:44

    your vote your no service delivery so shut up

      Nitesh Khoosal - 2011-07-02 15:57

      lol.....nice 1 Ian

  • Spinnie - 2011-07-02 12:44

    They protest because they don't get their free electricity. Funny....

  • Syndrome - 2011-07-02 13:28

    Election time's over my friends... now live with the choices you made.

  • Nitesh Khoosal - 2011-07-02 15:56

    typical black ppl....carry on voting for the, big fu##en joke....suffer as usual and carry on voting anc......dumb idiiots...eish, but i suppose if u getting free t shirts, i dont blame

  • Looter - 2011-07-02 17:02

    what do they use the electricity for? cooking and lights? anything else they need to pay for!

  • TGIL - 2011-07-02 21:22

    bomb them!!! these ppl condone the beating of a man to death. barbarians like this have no place on earth. thank FCK i left hahaha, man i love coming to this website to feel GREAT about life

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