Modise addresses North West protesters

2014-02-08 20:50
Thandi Modise (Picture: Beeld)

Thandi Modise (Picture: Beeld)

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Johannesburg - North West Premier Thandi Modise addressed disgruntled protesters in Majakaneng near Brits, North West on Saturday.

"Modise has... arrived in... to address the grievances of protestors who have been rioting," said spokesperson Lesiba Moses Kgwele in a statement.

Protesters in the area barricaded the Old Pretoria Road and the N4 highway in Majakaneng on Friday, North West police said at the time.

"The protesters are angry over an apparent lack of water in their area, [and] motorists were being directed to use alternative routes," Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said.

On Thursday, protesters looted shops owned by foreigners in retaliation to police shooting rubber bullets at them, said resident Pule Rakomane.

A cement truck was torched by residents demanding better service delivery on Thursday.

Modise was accompanied by members of the provincial executive council task team including MEC for Local Government & Traditional Affairs Manketse Tlape, MEC for Finance Paul Sebegoe and MEC for Human Settlements Nono Maloyi.

Earlier on Saturday, Modise and Deputy Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene met with community representatives of Hebron and Majakaneng, Kgwele said.

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