Two road diggers arrested

2012-09-30 21:49


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Johannesburg - Two men have been arrested on Sunday in Extension 9, Far East Bank in Alex, Johannesburg, for digging trenches across a road, metro police said.

The men told police they were tired of waiting for speed humps to be erected so they dug the trenches to slow traffic, said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

"However, the [Johannesburg] MPD cannot allow members of the community to take the law into their own hands as the digging of trenches results in the extensive damage of the tarred surface."

The men were arrested around noon.

Minnaar said community members were discouraged from digging trenches.

Meanwhile, metro police officers prevented a group of people from illegally invading open land in Soweto.

"[The people] had intended to erect illegal shacks in Orlando West between the Mzimhlope hostel and the railway line," said Minnaar.

"The group of people ran away on arrival of the officers and JMPD will continue to monitor the area to ensure illegal shacks are not erected."

Police arrived on the scene between 13:00 and 14:00, with the group numbering about 30 people, said Minnaar.

No arrests were made.

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