Protesters gather in Tembisa

2011-09-19 09:04

About 1 000 protesters were gathering in Tembisa this morning, apparently to voice their dissatisfaction with service delivery, said police.

The protests were taking place in Umthambeka and Tsenolong in Tembisa, said Captain Pinky Tsinyane.

Earlier in the morning, protesters were blockading roads and burning tyres, she said. “The situation is calm now and police have control. We are monitoring the situation.”

Local authorities were trying to contact community leaders to ascertain the exact nature of their grievances, said Tsinyane.

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