Protest over roads, 'Mandela church'

2012-05-21 15:51

Johannesburg - Residents in Ludeke in the Eastern Cape burned tyres on the R61 on Monday in a demonstration described by police as a service delivery protest.

More than 600 people, including schoolchildren, began protesting on Monday morning, police spokesperson Captain Mlungisi Matidane said.

Residents wanted tarred roads and the renovation of a church.

"Residents believe that former president Nelson Mandela got married in this church," Matidane said.

No arrests had been made and the protest had abated by Monday afternoon.

Mbizana local municipal manager Simphiwe Thobela said on Monday the tarred roads were discussed with residents.

"We are busy dealing with issues raised about the road construction."

He could not confirm whether the church renovation was one of the matters discussed.

  • hc12345 - 2012-05-21 17:10

    The sad thing is, they all protest but when elections come they will vote for the same useless ANC again and again and again.... Please guys look at the Western Cape, give a party who has dignity and pride in what they do a change, yes I know they are not perfect but for sure they have some intelligence as to how things should be done.

      Dalai - 2012-05-21 17:16

      They vote for the same cANCer yet can't afford chemotherapy!

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