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Man held in Mbombela delivery protest

2014-01-20 10:04

Johannesburg - One man has been arrested during service delivery protests in Pienaar, in Mbombela, Mpumalanga police said on Monday.

"One Mozambican national was arrested on Sunday and will appear at the KaNyamazane Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on charges of public violence," said police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala.

"The arrest comes after residents took to the streets regarding water shortages in the area and barricaded roads with stones and trees."

He said the situation was calm on Monday morning and vehicles were moving freely.

"Roads have been cleared and police continue to monitor the area."

Mohlala appealed to residents to protest in a peaceful manner.

"They should protest peacefully and it should be a protected protest. Residents should refrain from barricading roads because it can endanger the lives of motorists."

Comments
  • Solly Dube - 2014-01-20 10:33

    The police should arrest all of them. Why didn't they protest while zuma and ministers were in the stadium last week.instead they accepted food parcels. Shoot them

  • Whatalotigot Smarties - 2014-01-20 10:34

    Maybe if they start paying for the water they will learn to close the taps. Everywhere you drive you see open taps and water running with nobody in sight. It is easy to make demands but if you get something for free do not waste it.

  • KGF - 2014-01-20 10:46

    Did the same farmer turn off their water?

  • Sipho Simon Mogale - 2014-01-20 10:48

    Last week the were clapping hands for de regime which failed the "I think some races enjoy toyi toyi change your vote for less protest

  • SydneyG - 2014-01-20 10:48

    What happened to the show-off of support by the ANC two weeks ago when they launched their election manifesto; I thought Mbombela was 100% ANC and happy with the services?

  • Neville Mayes - 2014-01-20 11:07

    "One Mozambican national was arrested on Sunday and will appear at the KaNyamazane Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on charges of public violence," said police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala. WTF Send him home when he gets out of jail

  • Maroga Tj - 2014-01-20 11:24

    Lask week dey were happy wen dey gv thm food parcel n promised thm dat dey wil sloughter cows

  • Leigh Piennar - 2014-01-20 11:26

    same people protesting will vote anc idiots

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