Protesters block Mpumalanga road

2013-03-20 14:30
(Picture: Sapa)

(Picture: Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Mbombela - The main road between Mbombela and KaNyamazane has been blocked due to protests by residents of the Thekwane South township, Mpumalanga police said on Wednesday.

The protest, linked to a new clinic in the township, began around 04:00 on Wednesday, spokesperson Sergeant Gerald Sedibe said.

"There's a clinic that was recently opened. The community wants the department of social development to employ community members of Thekwane."

Provincial health MEC Candith Mashego-Dlamini had gone to address the crowd. No one had been arrested and no property had been damaged.

Sedibe said some residents had not been able to get to work as a result of the roadblock.

No vehicles, including public transport, were allowed to pass on the road, which had been blocked with burning tyres and trees.

- Are you there? Send us your eyewitness accounts and photos.

Read more on:    mbombela  |  protests

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Amazing solar inventions!

Solar power is lighting up the world, and not just on rooftops anymore.



Prince George the green prince?
One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa
China's air pollution at doomsday levels
Keep food fresher for longer

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

There is a tendency to get too caught up in group dynamics and high expectations and ideals, that your own personal needs more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.