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Delivery protest in East London

2012-09-04 11:12

Johannesburg - A service delivery protest took place early on Tuesday morning in Mdantsane, near East London, Eastern Cape police said.

"Residents of different squatter camps in Mdantsane, namely Masizakhe, McClear, Mark Makalima, Silver Town, Ndlovini and Nkomponi... held a service delivery protest," said Lieutenant Nkosikho Mzuku.
The protest took place around 04:00.

"They were burning tyres and blocking the roads: Qumza Highway road, next to the robots, which leads to the entrance in Mdantsane from East London direction," said Mzuku.

Protesters' were complaining about housing, temporary electricity boxes, jobs, toilets, burst sewerage pipes, street cleaning, taps and rubbish bags.

Police calmed the protesters down and they peacefully dispersed. No one was injured or arrested during the protest.

Comments
  • shaylene.stenger - 2012-09-04 11:30

    You get what you vote for..... So stop complaining,!!!!!!!!

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-09-04 12:04

      I just want to know what the use of these protests are... I have never heard of anything being done to better conditions after a protest took place.

      barry.ahern.3 - 2012-09-04 12:19

      Service Deleivery...AKA..Not enough free stuff. We want, we want, we damand.....what? Work? You crazy!

      lerato.kay.3 - 2012-09-04 13:27

      @shaylene.stenger: I guess we can say the same to Cape Flats residents’ right?

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-09-04 13:49

      @ lerato.kay.3 - The Cape Flats residents don't toi toi...

      lerato.kay.3 - 2012-09-04 14:00

      You must be from Mars, welcome down to earth

  • rock.jason.52 - 2012-09-04 11:33

    Unlike those protester they didn't burn library by demanding electricity,set alight buses by demanding toilet,destroyed traffic light by demanding houses.... At least they behave its now time for government to address their grievances......

      shaylene.stenger - 2012-09-04 11:40

      They still burnt tyres and blocked the roads.......

  • piet.boerie - 2012-09-04 11:43

    You have the power to change yet you fail to use it. People died so you can exercise the right to change but you dont. Why? There has been 18 years of total politcal control yet we see an even more violent country, more strikes and more protests. Protest with your vote, its what we fought for. Dont vote for the same party that bought you more of Apartheid because nothing will change till Jesus comes.

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-04 14:12

    We should also protest now that the Proteas lost twice in a row!

  • johandebeer - 2012-09-04 17:06

    I have to provide my own house and toilets. I pay for my permanent electricity connection. I also pay more per electricity unit than them. I pay rates to fix sewer pipes and to clean streets. I even pick up plastic bags myself, even though I did not cause the littering. What do these people do to improve their living conditions except to chop down trees, litter, burn tyres, break services and toi-toi?

      johandebeer - 2012-09-04 17:09

      ...and they do not pay a cent for these services.

  • benson.mzwamadodamadala - 2012-09-06 15:13

    We get what we voted for I think to me theres no need to complain we said Zuma for President so what are we complaining for?The money is eatten by those idiots by the name of deputy ministers that are doing nothing but they earn a lot of salaries. And we mustnt forget that your President (Zuma) is waisting the money to those many fackken wives and his many children that is making everyday.Your president is just making babies thats all he knows by the name of him as president we must stop protesting every time and again Zuma is doing what we voted for him theres nothing is going to change just forget people.

  • justin.pretorius - 2012-09-08 13:29

    Stop protesting and vote correctly next time. you wanted the ANC, now suck it

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