North West residents fuming over water cut
Johannesburg - Residents of Letlhabile, north of Brits, blocked roads with rocks and burning tyres in a protest about a week-long water cut, North West police said on Monday.
About 55 people protested from 21:30 on Sunday, Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.
A main road into Letlhabile, as well as smaller roads, were blocked.
No violence was reported and no arrests had been made.
"The [Madibeng] Municipality has had some trouble with water infrastructure, but is in the process of repairs... the situation is stable."
Last week, residents of Oukasie, a township just outside Brits, staged violent protests over poor service delivery.
They barricaded roads and apparently petrol-bombed an armoured police vehicle.
The protest erupted after the Madibeng Municipality failed to respond to a memorandum of demands.
A municipality spokesperson denied on Tuesday that residents' demands were not being met.