Orange Farm ‘back to normal’

2010-02-24 09:54

The situation in Orange Farm was “calm and back to normal” this

morning, following violent service delivery protests early this week,

Johannesburg police said.

Inspector Mzimkhulu Mthimkulu said the situation calmed down after

community leaders met government officials at 1pm yesterday.

He said Orange Farm residents went on the rampage in extensions 7

and 8 yesterday, ordering foreign nationals out of their stores then taking

their goods.

“Police fired rubber bullets to disperse the mob and restore

order,” he said.

On Monday, residents stoned the police, damaging their vans, and

burnt tyres in the area. Police retaliated by firing rubber bullets and teargas

before arresting 30 people for public violence.

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