No protests in Daveyton overnight as talks continue

2014-08-21 08:31

Daveyton was quiet this morning following days of protests that resulted in looting and barricading of roads.

“Everything has gone back to normal. No other incidents were reported since yesterday,” Ekurhuleni metro police spokesperson Superintendent Vusi Mabanga said.

“There were no protests overnight or this morning. I don’t know the outcome of the meeting that took place [in the area] yesterday.”

The protests in Daveyton began on Monday when residents tried to illegally invade land and erect shacks but were prevented from doing so by authorities.

On Tuesday night, shops owned by foreigners were looted in the area and six people were arrested.

Mabanga could not provide an update on the six.

“I’m not sure if they appeared in court yesterday or if they will appear today.”

Rocks that were used to block roads on Tuesday were removed by yesterday, but some intersections remained blocked.

Another meeting between protesters and officials was scheduled for today.

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