Service delivery protest in Soweto

2013-02-06 15:56
A service delivery protest (File photo, Sapa)

A service delivery protest (File photo, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - About 1 000 people from Bramfischerville in Soweto staged a service delivery protest on Wednesday, police said.

Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said residents wanted street lights, tarred roads and sports facilities for their children.

"They also complained about blocked drains and long grass in open areas that was posing a danger to them."

A representative from the mayor's office arrived in the area around 13:00 to collect a memorandum from protesters. The mayor was given 14 days to respond.

At 14:00 the area was calm and there was a strong police presence.

"No people were arrested or injured and nothing has been damaged," Makhubela said.

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