Protesters bring Brits to a standstill

2014-01-24 13:08
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Residents march in Brits with Malema

Mothutlung residents along with EFF leader Julius Malema brought Brits to a standstill as marched to the local municipality's offices. See all the pictures here.

Brits - Residents of Brits brought the town to a standstill as they marched to the offices of the Madibeng local municipality on Friday.

Roads were closed for the march and traffic was disrupted. The residents were joined by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters.

Resident Zamo Selwadi said the leaders of the municipality should all resign because residents had lost faith in them.

"The municipality is full of corruption. Enough is enough with Madibeng and the ANC [African National Congress]."

Violent protests

The municipality has been hit by service delivery protests over water shortages. Four people were killed in Mothutlung, allegedly at the hands of police, this week.

One of the protesters was carrying a bottle with brown-coloured water.

"This is the water from a tap that was installed by the municipality," Fredah Mokwena said.

She said those in power would not survive drinking the water, yet residents were expected to.

"I have two children who are sick and cannot drink this."

The municipality was not doing anything and was failing to fulfil the promises it made, she said.

"The ANC is not following up on promises made by Nelson Mandela. We want a new government."

She said she would vote for the EFF in this year's elections, adding that residents were happy with the work the party was doing.

"I have seen the beautiful work done by the EFF. They built someone a house in Nkandla."

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