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Joburg protesters stone cars

2013-03-11 09:36

Johannesburg - Protesters threw stones at motorists on the R114, between Malibongwe and Cedar roads, on Monday morning, Johannesburg metro police said.

"No-one was injured but it is not safe to drive there," said Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

He said some 200 protesters became violent, and traffic had to be diverted.

The roads were first closed at 04:45 after protesters blockaded them with burning tyres.

They were reopened at 08:00 and again closed at 08:50.

Minnaar said traffic was diverted to alternate routes.

It was not immediately known what the protest was about.

Comments
  • Andy - 2013-03-11 09:42

    Because throwing stones at cars will solve all their problems? Real intelligence we have there!

      heathwaymaster - 2013-03-11 09:48

      Probably burning and destroying because they have not received their free Government house and free electricity and water yet. Why can’t the Government deliver planks of wood, lengths of steel, glass panes, and washbasins and toilet, and meters of electrical cable, as well as a brickmaking machine, and let these idle layabouts build their own homes. Government inspectors and a few building supervisors could monitor the building and give advice. Oh yes this is silly. In Kayalicha on the cape flats, they could have had half the number of toilets if fully screened, or double the toilets if they screened them there selves. A large number were too lazy to do any work, and then complained of the human indignity of exposing their arses when going to the toilet. If they are too lazy to put up a few sheets of iron, they will be even more horrified if expected to get of their arses and build their own homes. Better to sit on logs in the sun, watch others work, and then collect the keys once all is finished to their satisfaction. All electricity should go through a pay box, so they get to realise not all is totally free in life, and others should not be expected to provide due to their gross idleness and lack of a work ethic .

      heini.botes - 2013-03-11 10:14

      @Heathwaymaster....It all comes down to 'entitlement'. It's a syndrome see throughout Africa and in some parts of the world (Detroit, USA). People who think entitlement is a right of life!!

      Kennith Moremi - 2013-03-11 10:36

      One again, our current government are failing to protect the law abiding, tax paying citizens of South Africa and are allowing anarchy to reign.

      VaMbozha Mutemi - 2013-03-11 11:31

      FIFA must do tournaments every month here so they can find something to do and talk about...and must include Pirates and Chiefs in these tournaments

  • Paul C Wadsworth - 2013-03-11 09:44

    Another great area ruined by those that have no respect for anything!!

  • heini.botes - 2013-03-11 09:45

    Hehe, and just last week I was told on one of News24 stories in the comment section how civilized South Africa and Africa in a whole is. What a laugh!! But open a news paper and you read about this, and people being burned alive in mob justice, babies and grandmothers being raped, yup, we truly are civilized!!

      heini.botes - 2013-03-11 09:57

      In the 20yrs democracy we have had endless strikings one more violent than the next, and one thing have never changed, the color of the faces in the pictures! Anarchy is what Africa is all about, you see it in about every African state, every day. But hey, let's blame the imperialist capital West!! I wonder if these strikers realize voting different come election time will do wonders for their situations they are in? Ignorance is bliss.

  • Jaap Fourie - 2013-03-11 09:46

    Why not retaliate with live ammunition? Problem solved

      Klaus - 2013-03-11 11:14

      Water cannon - when last did they have a wash or bath ?

      Paul Georgeades - 2013-03-11 11:39

      I agree totally ....

  • BraSteve Myaluze - 2013-03-11 09:46

    Can't they at least stone the people that they voted for?

      alan.gernet - 2013-03-11 10:20

      Nah - the stones may break

  • werner.nel.712 - 2013-03-11 09:47

    On your own time,aim fire!

  • Benjamin Ndambi - 2013-03-11 09:49

    I think its time the government reviews REGULATION OF GATHERING ACT, like seriously now!

  • charmaine.groenewald - 2013-03-11 09:49

    I suppose Zuma will still say we don't have problems in our country and the (non corrupt) police can't do anything or the whole world gets to know about our bad cops! Very civilised nation we have here!

  • Andre Kapp - 2013-03-11 10:02

    Time for police to warn protested that owners will be using live amo to protect their property! Sick of this crap!

      conrad.marshall - 2013-03-11 12:31

      dude i agree - "your Honour, me and my family felt threatened, i was afraid for my life and i thought they were going to set me on fire/chop me up with a panga etc. so i shot them dead". finish and klaar...

  • ab64 - 2013-03-11 10:02

    Where are the water cannons and rubber bullets.

  • ab64 - 2013-03-11 10:04

    I want to use that road, it is my right touse that road. The police must make sure I am safe. Why aren't they doing anything about these useless savages

      conrad.marshall - 2013-03-11 12:33

      agreed - they have a seeming right to throw stones at law-abiding, productive, tax-paying citzens, yet police do nothing to restore order and protect citizens from these savages.... something's gonna give soon...

  • moi.carla.1980 - 2013-03-11 10:05

    And this is when you lose any support/sympathy/empathy for your cause. The people whose cars you are pelting with stones are also just trying to make a living. It's not their fault that government is screwing you over.

  • elmarie.viljoen.7 - 2013-03-11 10:06

    Now I 'cry for my beloved country....' What a sad sad state of affairs and the worst part is that 'it not known what the protest was about' - Uhm do we know yet?

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2013-03-11 10:11

    No arrests? Lawlessness prevails again!

  • siphom.mngadi.7 - 2013-03-11 10:11

    Y police cnt deal with ds silly protesters .

  • ab64 - 2013-03-11 10:12

    Reason why the police aren't doing anything.......if anything goes wrong the Government won't back them. Mozambican taxi driver a case.

      briantebogo - 2013-03-11 10:18

      The police are allowed to use reasonable force if the need arises.

  • ab64 - 2013-03-11 10:14

    The SAPS needs to shoot more and more until there is some order in this country. If you shoot the troublemakers then others will think twice before breaking the law. They need to be afraid of the police.

  • Forgotten - 2013-03-11 10:16

    No man, they are striking because it is Monday!!! Bad Monday! Bad!! But to be 100% serous now, why through rocks? Why burn tyres? Why can't they just calming talk about what the problem is? Why should there always be violence?

  • Karl van Rooyen - 2013-03-11 10:19

    Why are they angry with the cars that they have to stone them ? What did the cars do to them ?

      Natasha DeWet - 2013-03-11 10:37

      good one!

  • Muffin_man_can - 2013-03-11 10:19

    Just another reflection of the true state of SA and the current leadership's inability to perform its duties and to protect its citizens.

      vivien.jefferies - 2013-03-11 10:37

      How many of these protestors are South African citizens???

  • Muffin_man_can - 2013-03-11 10:19

    Just another reflection of the true state of SA and the current leadership's inability to perform its duties and to protect its citizens.

  • phosa.peter2 - 2013-03-11 10:20

    since when peacefull protests results with positive feedback, for the Authourities to listen what the masses says put aside the law and order. ONLY if you wanna be heard by this gov.

      Bertie Brink - 2013-03-11 10:34

      then why did the people vote for this government if they dont listen to the people.... this is their own fault giving power to ANC just to drive nice cars and live in fancy houses while our taxes are spent on their holidays and life styles. this country will not change untill another party comes into power like COPE or DA anything but the ANC

      heini.botes - 2013-03-11 10:38

      This is what the people vote for every 4 years retard!!

      Humbulani Mudzanani - 2013-03-11 10:57

      We blame the ANC,the ANC blames the apartheid era,I wonder who the hooligans think should be responsible for their actions

  • ab64 - 2013-03-11 10:20

    Zuma CONDEMNS violence. WTF, do something about it you moron. Its like saying my car needs petrol but you leave it empty in the driveway. Or you buy a pen and then don't write with it. Get the police in to all the trouble spots and deploy an army soldier on each of the offramps iin Gauteng. Get with the program.

  • selwyn.breytenbach.5 - 2013-03-11 10:33

    The freaking idiots are screwing the bloody country up!!!! And the ANC allow this!!????? All to maintain a vote!! Idiots!!!! The cANCer ruling party don't give a damn !! except for there own greed and wealth .... they don't care about the people!!!! Screw them all (Politicians) CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY!!

  • PeterJJhb - 2013-03-11 10:33

    How can u protest without a cause.....

  • criticallyhonest - 2013-03-11 10:34

    Apartheid was not sustainable and caused a lot of harm and anger Some of the violence we see today may have roots somewhere in the past, but not all of it. The current lawlessness and antisocial behaviours must be as close as we will ever get to an absolute justification for separation. So do not call it apartheid, but we need somethiung that will keep these people from destroying what little remains.

  • Kennith Moremi - 2013-03-11 10:34

    One again, our current government are failing to protect the law abiding, tax paying citizens of South Africa and are allowing anarchy to reign.

  • Rohin - 2013-03-11 10:38

    if only people would realize that the strongest form of protest is their vote.

  • Anton - 2013-03-11 10:40

    Wonder what will happe if a car owner pulled his gun out and shot a few of these criminals. Srely we are aloud to protect our own lives and property

      Karl van Rooyen - 2013-03-11 10:58

      Only your life ,not your property

  • Gary5 - 2013-03-11 10:47

    Why was the metro cops not kept on the road at 8 am to patrol and monitor? Why were the protesters not arrested and charged for damage to property Why Why Why in this place is lawlessness better than laws.

  • Faith Tau - 2013-03-11 10:49

    they play rough!!!

  • Chris Van Der Merwe - 2013-03-11 11:04

    Practice run for, Against: Affirmative Action, BBBEEE & NDP.

  • Robert Reeve - 2013-03-11 11:37

    Any excuse to destroy,damage, kill or maim. The attitude and actions of num nuts who sadistically enjoy the futility of vandalism. No sane person will ever sympathise with these idiots and sadly only draconian methods will stop them. Round up the ring leaders and publically flog them in the market square and then make them clean up the mess.

  • Garry Austin - 2013-03-11 11:58

    load aim fire........reload.......fire.....that would be magic come on SAPs do a Maricana or let oscar loose on them

  • Blemz Mus - 2013-03-11 12:04

    "Strike Africa".....When will people realize that burning tyres and throwing stones wont solve anything. Imagine if we all 'throw our toys out the cot' everytime we need things solved. Each area should have a Councillor representing the area and dealing with the issues so that they dont end up like this for every small thing.

  • Blemz Mus - 2013-03-11 12:11

    Looking for contestants for shot putt or javelin for the next olympics.... you know where to get them! lol

      Anton Anton - 2013-03-11 12:58

      they will either break or steal the equipment

  • Winifred Watson - 2013-03-11 13:25

    Another day, another protest, I wonder if these people who are protestig for some or other reason will think when they go to vote, use their vote to vote for something better. I dont believe they will, just happy to be kept in limbo. One would think with 20 years of complete freedom, given the chances to head everybody off at the pass, that some intelligence would have prevailed, but alas not so. Many and I applaud them for uplifting themselves and going forward whilst those you just wait for entitlement will never get very far. People who work for what they want appreciate life and their things. Those people who get everything given never appreciate anything and will destroy it without any sense of guilt. This country badly lacks good leadership and a good education.

  • morgan.pike.33 - 2013-03-11 13:38

    Scariest thing to be caught up in something like! They having nothing better to do besides stict.. Take action government, police etc are spending time on pointless strikes!

  • sisie.indola - 2013-03-11 14:22

    I love the mentallity of the indigenous population. Now if they damage my car can i open a case against them or must i just write it off as living in Africa, where destruction of someone elses property seems to be the flavour of the year. If they want houses, let the government supply the bricks or whatever and tell them to get on with it, the only thing is that these people are too lazy to help themselves, they want the government to do everything for them - lazy sh*ts! They will probably sell the bricks because all they really want is money (give, give, give and take, take, take) We are a "civilized" nation - oh what a laugh! By who's book.

  • Andre Fourie - 2013-03-11 14:31

    Jy kan die bobbejaan uit die bos haal, maar nie die bos uit die bobbejaan nie.

  • Coursetine Ogodiseng Kgopolo - 2013-03-11 15:16

    I think we still living in apartheid times but this time we fighting amongst ourselves and we will one day regret what we have become today because i see this government going back to the whites because we keep destroying everything

      heini.botes - 2013-03-11 16:40

      Why "the whites", why not to anyone whether black, white, brown of green who can just do the job (govern) properly. Out with cANCer!!!

  • juanroux.greyling - 2013-03-12 09:12

    We as a people need to start praying for our country to change (as history shows: complaining doesn't help. they don't listen)..........and after we have prayed, we have to go vote next year to make a change. God will do the rest........Have a blessed day people. Show a smile to someone today.

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