12 arrested for 'cat and mouse' protest

2014-08-29 10:24

Johannesburg - Twelve people were arrested for public violence in Sophiatown informal settlement in Tembisa on Friday morning during a "cat and mouse" protest, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

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"They will probably appear in court on Monday," said spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago.

"The people in this area are playing a cat and mouse game with us. They block the roads and when police get there they run off."

Residents of Sophiatown began a service delivery protest at 03:00.

They were burning tyres and placing rocks on roads.

A main road that had earlier been barricaded was reopened after 09:00.

Kgasago said municipal officials were due to visit the area on Friday to address residents and resolve the matter.

  • Ruan Smit - 2014-08-29 10:33

    shoot them with rubber bullets and pepper spray, if that doesnt work, repeat

      kalabafazi - 2014-08-29 10:52

      "They block the roads and when police get there they run off." Here's an idea... Chase them!!!! Oh wait, the SAPS have reverted back to stomach out, chest in.

      Deon Louw - 2014-08-29 11:59

      Shoot them with paint to mark them.

  • rudi.robinson - 2014-08-29 10:34

    Hey dont go and adres them boet They want a adress with running water,free electricity,and free basic services,what are you going to adres them on feed them promises you must remember they voted according to your PROMISES yet again

      Tshaga Tetelo - 2014-08-29 11:07

      All political parties makes promises which they never accomplish

  • John Stoltz - 2014-08-29 10:34

    Service delivery protests in areas that voted for the ANC should be banned by law!! These morons choose to have bad services, hospitals, education and be robbed by corrupt ANC officials!! No mercy at all for these imbeciles!!

      Lebeko Merafe - 2014-08-29 12:24

      How is it that morons always call people morons? You seem like a typical aparteit benefactor and your grandfather probably stole some farms.

  • Vincent Vega - 2014-08-29 10:39

    I can see it.... "what is this cat and mouse what what"

  • Marc Anthony Webb - 2014-08-29 10:40

    Wish we could travel back in time there were some great Alsatians in the Police Force together with Constables who were fit and could swing a Sjambok...Believe me they wouldnt be playing these games of Cat And Mouse they would have some fear and respect for law and order...

      Johan Steyn - 2014-08-29 10:50


      Jan Grimbeek - 2014-08-29 10:59

      @Johan, if you do not know what it is, try google !

      Amos Quito - 2014-08-29 11:18

      @Johan. a.k.a. German Shepherd

  • Snazo Mama'bo Gulwa - 2014-08-29 10:48


  • louis.elst - 2014-08-29 11:02

    People are complaining about service delivery for the past 20 years and more ,services needs to improve and stop making promises or the country will be burnt to the ground Gov please catch a wake up

      Lebeko Merafe - 2014-08-29 12:26

      Budget should be directed townships instead to private pockets and big business.

  • Tewis Kuhn - 2014-08-29 11:03

    Gee hulle hul van hulle eie medisyne terug want dis al wat hulle verstaan!!!!!

  • Susan Pretorius - 2014-08-29 11:09

    Arrested this morning and released in the afternoon...

  • Roddy Jardim - 2014-08-29 11:57

    I beg to differ tetelo, none more so than the zAnc , where are the 5 million jobs no.1 corrupt promised.

  • Deon Louw - 2014-08-29 12:00

    Arresting people on a Friday means they stay in jail for the weekend.

  • Roy Bennet Mmboyi - 2014-08-29 12:00

    mmmm arrest by police of anc goverment...shame..

  • Scott G. Lockhart - 2014-08-29 14:08

    why dont we.just burn the paliarment

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