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Kya Sands residents in violent protest

2012-03-26 08:40

Johannesburg - An informal community at Kya Sands, north of Johannesburg, blocked major roads in the area on Monday to protest poor service delivery, Gauteng police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said River Road and Malibongwe Drive in the area were closed.

"The protesters also stopped two trucks and removed their keys," he said.

This was causing major early morning traffic jams.


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Comments
  • kgomotso.radise - 2012-03-26 08:59

    Violent protest for service delivery it’s an order of the day.

      JungleJim - 2012-03-26 09:57

      don't worry resident, the ancyl will come to save you all and deliver services to our people, just keep voting ancyl

  • Just_my_opinion - 2012-03-26 09:10

    Granted service delivery is most likely poor or non existent, but as an informal settlement, I wonder how many are contributing to the payment to service delivery. You get what you pay for!

      Rob - 2012-03-26 09:16

      Exactly ! They would rather sit around in filth & dirt then make an effort as an ( illegal ) community nogal to clean up their area.

      Rob - 2012-03-26 09:51

      I guess that many residents of Kya Sands believe that they paid when they voted and now they are entitled. Still, maybe in this case you are correct to say that they get what they paid for!

  • Scouter - 2012-03-26 09:19

    It's quite simple - if you want better service delivery then vote in a different Government next time around - One that doesn't 'divert' funding into its own pockets and one that can provide competent leadership at all levels. You will have to live with the present situation in the mean time, though. Sorry about that.

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-03-26 12:15

      http://www.ewn.co.za/Story.aspx?Id=85260 who is right?

  • khwezi.mngoma - 2012-03-26 09:57

    Just spent 3hrs trying to find a way around this mess. They have a problem of the country's administration, not the general public, they must just leave us alone. I am deffinetelly taking my frustrations out on the next elections.

  • Elize - 2012-03-26 10:06

    Keep voting ANC guys it will get better sooner or later!

  • Jacques - 2012-03-26 10:33

    Those who pay for services dont even get what they pay for, how can people that dont pay expect more?

  • Riaan - 2012-03-26 10:37

    They will sit around in their own crap for ever,and yes its sad but,they will vote ANC time and time again

  • Tanith Oram - 2012-03-26 11:49

    Any updates on this?? Our company couldn't open today because of this unrest. Please keep us updated for the week ahead?!!

  • Atlegang - 2012-03-26 14:11

    AM WORKING@KYA SANDS BUSINESS PARK THE PROTESTING WAS HECTIC IN THE MORNING STILL IS WE ARE STUCK IN THE COMPANY WE DNT HOW WILL GO OUT BECAUSE THERE MANY BLOCKING THE ROADS.THE QUESTION IS WHY BLOCK THE ROADS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO WORK RATHER THAAN MATCH TO THE DPT OF HOUSING OR SOMETHING WE HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE STRIKE,THE HOUSES THEY ARE FIGHTING ARE GOING TO BE BUILD BY OUR TAX,THEN HOW ARE THY GOING TO GET THEM BY BLOCKING ROADS FOR US*ANGRY*

  • Freddie Kruger - 2013-09-09 11:17

    Kya sands is an informal settlement and more than 50% of its residents are not even South African. They should send the department of Home affairs and repatriate all the illegals in that area and then part of the problem is solved and then address the issue of service delivery...those people have been waiting for houses for over a decade and it only took 10days to make a decision on Nkandla.

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