7 held for petrol-bombing police station

2012-05-10 14:23

Cape Town - Seven men were arrested on Thursday morning for torching a satellite police station in Sir Lowry's Pass village, Western Cape police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said petrol bombs were thrown at the station and an armed vehicle during a protest by villagers.

He said the damages were being assessed.

Residents started protesting against poor service delivery on Wednesday morning, burning tyres and other items.

Traut said the situation was tense and police had been deployed.

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  • Kala - 2012-05-10 14:27

    And tomorrow they will burn down a school in protesting against lack of police services.

  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-05-10 14:39

    Arrest these ANCYL ts@tsis, always trying to make the Western Cape ungovernable

  • Adam - 2012-05-10 15:02

    But why are they protesting about service delivery, surely the anc is giving good services to its loyal voters. Vote anc to stay poor.

      ian.golombick - 2012-05-10 17:44

      Adam the Western Cape is governed by the DA the ANC and there voters are using any and all means at t5here disposal the create chaos but you are correct vote ANC and suffer the consequences

  • Whispers4life - 2012-05-10 15:05

    They have been protesting since yesterday! @news24 your slow...

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-05-10 15:17

      Yeah. Saw an army of police driving past us on the N2 yesterday.

  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-05-10 15:09

    Saw this on e-news last night. The guys have been living in shacks for close to 20 years, and they sounded really gatvol with all the broken promises by both the DA and the ANC before them. All they were asking for is for decent housing.

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-05-10 15:16

      Then they must go and find jobs and buy a decent house. There are many houses going for R250 000 in Lliwandle. a Couple could easily afford to buy a house of that price with jobs that does not pay that much! It's poor laziness as none of these shack dwellers want to work! It's all "I want for free, I want for free"! And they wonder why the unemployment is so high!

      JasonMichelleVanderbijlpark - 2012-05-10 15:19

      Then why dont they pay for their own decent housing? I really dont understand the people in our country. We all work hard for what we want, but masses protest and expect handouts? I pay for my housing, I pay for my electricy, I pay for everything I need! I even blindly pay my taxes, which gets misused... Why dont you?

      michael.a.devilliers - 2012-05-10 15:20

      Unfortunately, with the money being stolen by the corrupt national government there is little left to build them housing. But at the same time I sorta agree with Pythagoras. Perhaps the money could be better spent on job creation?

      Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-05-10 15:39

      Eh? These people are unskilled, uneducated and virtually unemployable. Whatever piece-jobs they get will pay them peanuts. Certainly not enough to be able to afford their own houses. Wasn't that the basic idea behind RDP? To assist the unemployed and those who earn too little to afford their own houses? These people have been failed by the greed and corruption of the people they've voted for.

      braamc - 2012-05-10 20:31

      Ayes, we want we want. You pay you get, free for all, please

  • Mlu.Tolo - 2012-05-10 15:46

    Being corupt is one of ANC's requirements ask JZ, so nothing is gonna change till jesus comes as long as its still in power.

  • John - 2012-05-10 15:52

    Armed? Surely this is meant to be armoured?

  • buti.lembe - 2012-05-10 16:44

    Majority of protesters are criminals that's why when they see police officers are their enemies.

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