Protesting residents pelt stones at cars

2010-01-27 10:46

Residents of the Motsoaledi informal settlement pelted stones at

cars along the Chris Hani Baragwanath road in Soweto and set alight a VW Golf on

Wednesday in a protest over poor service delivery, police said.

Capt Lindiwe Mbatha said the residents, who reside near the Chris

Hani Baragwanath hospital, took to the streets at 3am, barricading the road with

debris, stones and burning tyres.

“They threw a burning tyre at one of the cars, damaging it... but

it was not completely burnt down,” she said.

No one was injured in the incident and police were monitoring the


“Metro police officers and firefighters are also at the scene for

any eventualities,” she said.

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