Protesters loot West Rand homes

2014-01-21 10:04
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Johannesburg - West Rand residents are recovering after being forced to hide when locals from the nearby informal settlement ransacked their homes during a protest.

One family in Lindhaven was forced to take cover in their bathroom when protesters stormed their home, The Star reported on Tuesday.

The home’s windows had been shattered and the woman’s belongings were allegedly stolen from the house.

A resident at a complex that was also vandalised has complained that police are not guarding the area, Eyewitness News said.

The police’s Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale denied this and said there was a constant police presence in the area.

The protests started last Tuesday, with residents demanding better service delivery and housing.

Police said on Monday that the situation in the area had quietened down.

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