Calm returns to township after protest

2012-05-25 13:41

Johannesburg - The Kwa-Thema informal settlement in Ekurhuleni was calm on Friday morning following three days of service delivery protests, police said.

"Today, nothing has been reported," Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

"We have officers in the area who are monitoring the situation."

Twenty people were arrested on Thursday evening and would appear in the Kwa-Thema Magistrate's Court on Friday on charges of house-breaking and theft.

The protest started on Wednesday when residents marched to the community service centre to air their grievances. They damaged the fence and broke windows before police intervened, Dlamini said.

Officers also prevented the crowd from damaging a councillor's house and advised foreigners who owned shops to remove their stock.

"No shops were damaged and no one was injured in the process."

On Wednesday, 25 people were arrested for illegal gathering. When they appeared in court on Thursday the charges were dropped and they were released.

  • jamesyboi78 - 2012-05-25 13:53

    same stories, different days........................................

  • Koos - 2012-05-25 13:54

    Why are people protesting? I thought The Spear were delivering the goods to his voters or was this the cause of the tears in court?

  • djmain1 - 2012-05-25 13:57

    Don't vote cANCer Phansi cANCer, phansi!!!

      AlexWallerSA - 2012-05-25 14:19

      Yet they continue to do so. We should take a wise word or two from Plato. He argues that fools shouldn't be allowed to vote. Problem?

  • tom.vorster - 2012-05-25 14:02

    People of Kwa-Thema, you are traitors to the revolution, how dare you protest against against insignificant issues such as services, when you should be on the streets demonstrating against the racist depiction of our great dicktator.

  • Timothy - 2012-05-25 14:24

    This is what you voted for... oaks that are only worried about themselves.. they dont care about you... instead of burning your own stuff.. you should go and burn tyres outside their houses! And then they think it can be fixed by removing foreigners stalls. lol... boycott the stalls if you dont want them there...

  • Nigel - 2012-05-25 14:47

    Did the protest work? What did you achieve? What did they promise you this time?

  • Loo - 2012-05-25 14:58

    Yeah,, Why not .. burn everything into its moer because you have no services ... MAKES no sense

      Andre - 2012-05-25 15:34

      Yea Loo, If a point must be made, destruction prevails before the first word is uttered. Burn, break, plunder and steal. Solves what?

  • danny.levin.351 - 2012-05-25 15:27

    How stupid can they be? they get shafted (sorry, speared) by the ANC Govt, go on protesting so they can be shot at by black cops (the only thing that changed since the "liberation") but when they have the chance to vote they put the same corrupt mamparas in power.... a really sad bunch

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-05-25 17:05

    If a girl bangs 10 guys shes a slut. If a guy does that he's gay. Definitely gay.

  • Jonathan - 2012-05-27 07:55

    That is what you get when you vote for "The Spear" and his cronies" VIVA keep on voting ANC for your own destruction VIVA.

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