Free State protesters throw stones at cars

2012-07-27 10:40

Bloemfontein - A section of the N6 highway in the Free State was closed to traffic on Friday morning after protesters threw stones at passing cars, police said.

Captain Harry Nagel said the highway was closed between Reddersburg and Smithfield. Reddersburg residents started throwing stones at cars on Thursday night.

"Apparently it started after community members were left standing when a community leader failed to attend a meeting on service delivery."

Nagel said workers at stop-and-go systems for road work on the N6 also joined the protests, apparently out of sympathy. They abandoned their posts at the construction sites.

Traffic would be diverted at Smithfield to Bethulie to the N1 and at Reddersburg to Edenburg and then the N1.

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  • - 2012-07-27 10:52

    Well that will help.Duh!! Why not throw the stones at the Municipal Managers and politicians responsible for the lack of service delivery, instead of every innocent passing motorist??

      Koos - 2012-07-27 10:56

      How about throwing stones at people who don’t pay for services! - 2012-07-27 11:12

      So Koos, they should rather throw stones at one another then. ;)

      clifford.sithole.5 - 2012-07-27 11:26

      Naughty Cars ...Punish dem Apartheid Cars

      Squeegee - 2012-07-27 11:31

      People, it was just a training camp for December.

      nishan.sitlu - 2012-07-27 11:50

      ""Naughty Cars ...Punish dem Apartheid Cars"" - ROFLMAO!!!!!

  • bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-07-27 10:57

    Joined in symathy ? yeh right, more like just frikken thugs, we get more lawless here everyday, wonder how the presidents meeting which has got nothing to do with SA is going in the Seychelles.

  • Tony - 2012-07-27 10:58

    Frow them wif bullits!

      iceman196 - 2012-07-27 11:10


  • Stephen - 2012-07-27 10:59

    Hey! Mandela spends 27 years in jail to get these half wits a vote, that they dont know how to use. There's no pill for stupid.

  • jannie.kotze.7 - 2012-07-27 11:10

    They are not protesters - they are busy sabotage the cANCer's Mangaung conference, said Premier Ace Magashule

  • iceman196 - 2012-07-27 11:10

    savage barbarians

  • butch.poulter - 2012-07-27 11:32

    Love it. Last year Zuma did promise 5 mil jobs so soon they will all be exteemly productive at work with no time to throw stones and toy toy. What a country.

  • thabo.modiba.7 - 2012-07-27 11:59

    it is normal to be angry only if you know where to direct your anger. Throwing stones at hard working citizens who pay for your free basic services, grants and rdp houses is stupid. Rather stand next to the road and wave your hands to motorists as a sign of appreciation.

      Koos - 2012-07-27 12:38

      Most sensible comment I have read today.

  • marc.hugo.75 - 2012-07-27 13:40

    Fascinating, isn't it. Stop the traffic rather than sort out the protesters.

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-07-28 12:00

      ye so true- the story of our country- ignore the real problems and fidget with things which are mostly unrelated. No one is in the least bit concerned about the law abiding citizens who now have to drive alternative routes which are much longer and have to bear the fuel cost for that- no that is no problem. No one is concerned about the politician who didn't pitch up and are not doing their jobs, no one is seemingly concerned about the criminal actions by the unruly mob...lets just find a route around all of this...f-in nuts

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