East Rand protesters block roads

2012-05-09 12:50

Johannesburg - Residents in Kwa Thema, near Springs, barricaded streets with burning tyres on Wednesday, in a protest about toilets and drainage, police said.

Police were told they took to the streets after a contractor, who was supposed to build toilets and develop drainage system in the township, left the area, Sergeant Andries Tshabalala said.

The protest started on Tuesday night, after a community meeting.

"The situation is calm. The protesters are moving from one point to another in the township and no violence has been reported," Tshabalala said on Wednesday.

  • Leonard - 2012-05-09 13:35

    Ask yourself, what has the anc done for you in 18 years? Really

      Simnikiwe - 2012-05-09 13:47


      Msika - 2012-05-09 13:58

      @ Simnikiwe, NSFAS is a loan, you have to repay that money at the end (with intrest). Worse part is, whether you get employment or not they will keep on adding intrests every month.

      Simnikiwe - 2012-05-09 14:08

      To me its not just a loan, its a golden opportunity for me to achieve my goals and break the cycle of poverty in my fam.

      grant.hide - 2012-05-09 14:10

      That's to offensive and to the point, rather Ask a question that you know they know the answer too. Like, I wonder who runs that province or municipality? What they did 18 years ago is what the people are hangin onto man. Almost like they fear the reverse would happen again. Do u blame them?

  • winston.mullany - 2012-05-09 14:06

    Ah s&^t, not another protest!!! :-)

  • Foe - 2012-05-09 14:13


  • muriel.proudfoot - 2012-05-09 14:31

    The protesters should go to the ANC Fatcat's houses and take a bath etc. on their front lawns... then maybe they will start delivering on all those empty promises!

  • faerrab - 2012-05-09 15:03

    Protestors should learn a from the tolling saga - Cosatu potests and lots of yapping and no outcome DA and team appraoch is professional , going to court and there is a formal outcome and legal pressure

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