Merlewood community protest over electricity

2016-11-10 06:00
PHOTOS: candyce krishna Deputy Mayor Ronnie Nair (left) addresses the group of angry residents.

PHOTOS: candyce krishna Deputy Mayor Ronnie Nair (left) addresses the group of angry residents.

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FRUSTRATED Merlewood residents took to the streets on Tuesday morning, demanding answers from the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality about why electricity has still not been installed in their homes, which they moved into a year ago.

It has been a 20-year wait for some residents, who were promised houses in the nineties and only last year did 66 beneficiaries get their title deeds.

This is the first phase of the mixed income housing settlement and there are more than 200 houses that still have to be built.

The N2 was barricaded with burning tyres and rocks, which disrupted traffic and SAPS had to use rubber bullets to disperse the crowd so that traffic could flow.



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