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.

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