Hundreds protest against Sasolburg mayor

2013-04-10 13:23
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Sasolburg protests start again

Protests in Zamdela, Sasolburg, have flared up again as residents protest municipal demarcation plans and barricaded roads. See all the pictures.

Sasolburg - Hundreds of disgruntled residents of Zamdela, outside Sasolburg in the Free State, marched to the municipal buildings on Wednesday, demanding the removal of the mayor.

They were expected to deliver a memorandum highlighting their grievances against mayor Brutus Mahlaku.

The marchers, moving behind two police Nyalas, held hands and sang while they walked. They shouted for onlookers to join the protest.

Numerous police and traffic vehicles were on the scene.

Resident Micheal Selepe Pule said: "We opened a case against the mayor. There is fraud in his department."

He accused the mayor of refusing to listen to residents, and said: "There is a lot of corruption."

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