Calm returns to Honeydew after service delivery protests

2011-03-31 06:57

Honeydew was quiet today after Zandspruit residents took to the streets yesterday to protest against poor service delivery, according to Gauteng police.

“The situation has been quiet overnight and the road [Beyers Naude Drive] has been opened,” Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said this morning.

He said 88 people had been arrested for public violence.

A police officer was slightly injured earlier in the day when he was hit on the head by a stone.

Dlamini said police used rubber bullets at some point to disperse the crowd, but they had merely moved closer to their shacks and kept throwing stones at officers who tried to remove rocks placed on Beyers Naude Drive.

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