Protest over chiefs near Brits

2012-05-28 17:09

Johannesburg - Protesters unhappy over traditional leadership in Bethanie near Brits handed a memorandum to officials on Monday following a legal march, North West police said.

"They are unhappy with the chiefs' leadership in the area," Captain Adele Myburgh said.

The protesters, represented by community leaders, handed over the memorandum at the tribal hall at 11:00, about an hour after the march began.

Government officials and the chief received the memorandum. The marchers dispersed and the area was calm.

Earlier in the morning police fired teargas at illegal protesters around the local taxi rank after protesters prevented people from going to work. It was believed to be a service delivery protest.

"Once police intervened, negotiations ensued between protest leaders and police," said Myburgh.

The situation later was calm.

  • - 2012-05-28 19:32

    Please can everybody make sure they do not vote for the ANC we must make a stand against these dictators. If you should decide you don't want to vote, the ANC will automatically get your vote. i don't care who you vote for, as long as it is not the ANC. But please whatever you do, do not decide not to vote because the ruling party automatically gets those votes please please please

  • lebaone - 2012-05-28 22:48

    Chief Motheo Tebogo Mamogale is young and needs guidence from his elders in leading his people. Failure to do so will see further anarchy by the Bakwena masses.

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