North West residents fuming over water cut

2011-11-07 11:29

Johannesburg - Residents of Letlhabile, north of Brits, blocked roads with rocks and burning tyres in a protest about a week-long water cut, North West police said on Monday.

About 55 people protested from 21:30 on Sunday, Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.

A main road into Letlhabile, as well as smaller roads, were blocked.

No violence was reported and no arrests had been made.

"The [Madibeng] Municipality has had some trouble with water infrastructure, but is in the process of repairs... the situation is stable."

Last week, residents of Oukasie, a township just outside Brits, staged violent protests over poor service delivery.

They barricaded roads and apparently petrol-bombed an armoured police vehicle.

The protest erupted after the Madibeng Municipality failed to respond to a memorandum of demands.

A municipality spokesperson denied on Tuesday that residents' demands were not being met.

  • Herman - 2011-11-07 11:54

    Let me guess.....anc controlled municipality?

      Servaas - 2011-11-07 12:21


      Bar23 - 2011-11-07 12:43

      Aha but for how long?

  • Matewis - 2011-11-07 14:23

    Hmmm Madibeng municipality - a candidate for the worst in the country. Two (of which I know) non-working traffic lights (one at a busy primary school intersection) have had stop-signs placed in front of them. There are long stretches of street lamps that havent worked in years. I could go on and on...

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