Two shot dead during delivery protest

2014-01-13 15:56

Johannesburg - Two protesters were shot dead and two were wounded during a service delivery protest in Brits on Monday, North West police said.

Police were called to monitor protesters after they barricaded a road with burning tyres, said Colonel Sabata Mokgobone.

Residents started protesting on Sunday afternoon about a water shortage in Brits.

Details of the shooting were not clear, Mokgobone said.

  • Ons Mense - 2014-01-13 16:06

    South Africa is the only country in the world where you burn tyres and throw stones to get a house, in the rest of the world you actually have to work for it.

      ronnie.tladi - 2014-01-13 16:30

      I wonder which article you were reading because it is mentioned that the protest was about water shortage and not free houses...

      Last Head - 2014-01-13 16:35

      Eish, jy praat die Waarheid Verkeerd. The Issue here is not the People who got Shot, it should be the Police who kill innocent people defending our Scumbag Government.

      jerome.pienaar.7 - 2014-01-13 17:00

      Yes it all started when voortrekkers killed people for land. Now they burn tyres for houses. Whats ur point again?

      Mike Heyns - 2014-01-13 17:51

      So much for the "wonderful manifesto"!!

      Mc Segal - 2014-01-13 19:48

      I want to invent something that can recycle tyres economically.....then the old casings wont be around to burn..

  • Mc Apple - 2014-01-13 16:07

    Quickly, to Zuma’s fire protection hole with water in it. Focus on the word “water”.

  • SharonE - 2014-01-13 16:10

    Who did the shooting? It was inevitable that guns would eventually make their way to service delivery protests. The only thing that surprises me is that it took so long. The only logical conclusion here is that it will only get worse the closer we get to the election.

  • Keith Recore - 2014-01-13 16:11

    News24 please follow up with who fired the live rounds, why? Give background information w/ Saps input when they are justified to use live rounds in protests, in particular why were these two shot dead, two wounded?

  • Zosh Ntanjana - 2014-01-13 16:21

    Had the Premier not purchased a million rand Beemer no one would have died

      Peter Bailey - 2014-01-13 16:57

      The Premier does not have her priorities in the correct order, but she is following the lead of the President Mr Jacob Spend others Money Zuma for you own benefit. The culture in the ANC is about political priviledge and not service delivery to the masses. The question is this :- Will the masses again vote ANC ,put them into power and carry on protesting again the next week as after the last election???wont they ever learn.

  • Caiphus Nthambeleni - 2014-01-13 16:27

    Should people die to get water.......mara our government...eish mickey mouse....

  • Last Head - 2014-01-13 16:37

    And so it starts. The State Deploys Armed Police to Disperse crowds who threaten to expose the Corrupt Government's Lack of Service Delivery in the Midst of Election. It actually Makes Sense.

      Nico de Jongh - 2014-01-13 16:57

      NO SERVICE DELIVERY NO VOTE..This is what state governments all over the world are suppose to do.

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 19:41

      The deployment of police is standard protocol during any potentially violent protest. They were burning tyres on the street, with the potential to harm road users. I honestly don't see a political agenda behind the control and dispersion of a protesting crowd.

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 19:47

      How about if no police were deployed? What then? Blame the ANC for that as well?

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 19:51

      The only police deployed to a protest for political reasons were during apartheid . . . To protect the most corrupt government this world will have ever seen

  • Christo Boshoff - 2014-01-13 16:43

    Ironically, "Madibeng"(aka Madibeng Municipality) means place of WATER...

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 19:44

      Uhmmmmmmm . . . relevance?

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 19:44

      I get the irony . . . but again I ask . . . relevance?

      Puple LeMoo - 2014-01-14 09:44

      The service delivery protest was due to water being interrupted on 10 January in Mothotlung, Oskraal, Damonsville, Mmakau, Madidi and Rabokala in Madibeng due to pumps breaking down. It was not restored to several areas in the district for several days. Also, if you have water as supplied by the municipality, it is so dirty that if you drink it you end up in hospital. The municipality is so corrupt that they do not even have money to maintain water purification, pumping stations and pipes. This was caused by people being incredibly upset about poor water delivery services that have been going on and deteriorating since the mayor Poppy Magongwa (who buys bottled water with municipal money)has been sworn in. Hence the irony - the name Madibeng means "place of water".

  • Thembalethu Mdumane KaNtoyanto - 2014-01-13 16:46

    Vote ANC again and u wil shot for ur basic services. And the premier wil get 3million BMW lol!

      werner.roodt - 2014-01-13 16:54

      Yes rather pay R10 membership fee and give Malema the fortune he stole back, he already has his car back.

  • Charles Komane - 2014-01-13 16:50

    Who shot them?

  • Willy Nilly - 2014-01-13 16:55

    If this was western cape Fransman and every body noteworthy in the ANC would be there making statements. We listen to the deadly silence from the anc

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 19:57

      Since when is every police officer in any country tied to any political party?

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 20:16

      If for example the IFP comes into power, are they going to fire every current police officer and replace them with IFP associate police officers so we can tie any police action to the IFP?

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 20:18

      It's not an ANC member that needs to make a statement, it's the respective province's chief of police, who could be affiliated to any political party in South Africa. Your perception of SA politics has become so skewed that now you think of everything in terms of the ANC-DA-EFF orientation. Not cool

      Graziella Uncensored - 2014-01-14 11:35

      "It's not an ANC member that needs to make a statement, it's the respective province's chief of police, who could be affiliated to any political party in South Africa." The Chief of police is a political appointment, a deployee.

  • Tebza Senamela - 2014-01-13 17:00

    Its really painful to see that people had to take up the streets just to get the most important basic need which is water I think the government should avoid this riots by giving proper services interms of important basic needs because one day this protests will turn into a more violent and life costing civil war

  • Tebza Senamela - 2014-01-13 17:00

    Its really painful to see that people had to take up the streets just to get the most important basic need which is water I think the government should avoid this riots by giving proper services interms of important basic needs because one day this protests will turn into a more violent and life costing civil war

  • jerome.pienaar.7 - 2014-01-13 17:03

    In a democracy people are killed by police and nothing is said about it!!! 34 Miners were slaughtered and still no guilty party!!! Is this a democracy???

      nkosikhonorman.ludidi - 2014-01-13 17:36

      It is amazing to hear you say nothing is said about it but you are reading about it now and obvious the families of the victims know the whole details of what happened,,,,Police can't give you details of someone you're not even related to

      werner.roodt - 2014-01-13 18:21

      Yeah those poor panga bearing cop killers got shot for no reason at all.. what shame

  • Omn Basso - 2014-01-13 17:07

    Police were called to monitor protesters or kill ? Mthethwa and Piyega must go. Don't know if to prison...

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 20:06

      Police were called to contain the situation, and use any force as per the situation, for the protection of the public. Would you rather have your car stoned or have police do their work? Don't get me wrong here, I'm not in any way justifying the deaths or injuries of the protesters, but don't you think your view of this scenario is one-sided?

      Omn Basso - 2014-01-14 11:04

      Death is one - sided, no return. Too many people die in this PEACEFUL country. SA compared to war-zone countries these days.

  • Tshiniki Makgene - 2014-01-13 17:11

    ya ZUMA wnts to change the constitution no 1.NO protests. 2.NO sentence for corruption.3.No jail for raping,ect..whatch this space.

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 20:08

      What a pile of rubble you've just typed . . . Yuck!!

  • Kleinjan Redelinghuys - 2014-01-13 17:15

    I sometimes wonder where the protesters get all the tyres from? They just never run out of stock like they are sponsored by Dunlop or something

      Tshepo Khumo - 2014-01-13 18:01

      hahahaha! it's good one dude

      Tumi Motsepe - 2014-01-13 22:54

      They get the tyres from your mama's backyard

  • Jerry Medina - 2014-01-13 17:15

    Vote ANC, a better life for all.

  • Themba Mzukulwane Ka-Ndlavele Thela - 2014-01-13 17:27

    They do not shoot peaceful protesters.......this people destroy property instead of protesting with peace#i don't blame cops.

      Monare Monareng - 2014-01-13 18:51

      Themba what property are you talking about?course last time i check North West is desaster no roads and water.people need water and better life that ANC promise them.

      Lilly Rose Motlhamme Songwane - 2014-01-13 19:32

      If only u were living in NW u weren't gonna say that nxa

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 20:25

      I absolutely agree

  • Koonradie Steyn - 2014-01-13 17:28

    Only in South africa where 200 mil can be spent on one person.

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 20:26


      Sammy F. Simegi - 2014-01-15 18:01

      hmm spend 200 mil on one person and NOTHING on it's most desperate and then shoot them for wanting something so simple as water? There's the relevance?

  • Willem de Haan - 2014-01-13 17:32

    Now why are they protesting? Did paradise not descend on them in 1994? Before that date they obviously had no water, those ignorant whites did not know how to operate the dams and the pumps and to maintain the pipes leading to the townships, we know that, but now with freedom and the people in the know running the show, surely there must be water in abundance and absolutely no reason for this sort of unpatriotic rioting?Gross ingratitude, I would say.

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 20:28

      Before 1994 . . . you sure you want to go there? Because there's an infinite number of reasons why everything got screwed up that the ANC had to try to fix for the past 20 years. Wanna point fingers? 'Before 1994' is a very good place to start

      Tumi Motsepe - 2014-01-13 22:51

      Sit your behind down..Your name explains a lot about your comment..

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 23:29

      It saddens me how often people substitute mindless insults for reasoning. Tumi, 'sit down' is not a particularly intelligent refutation of my rather valid points, it also doesn't reflect much intellect about you.

  • Rich Brown - 2014-01-13 17:59

    It will never ends untill public works and municipalities takes over. There is no course or institution for tenders. Where there is a white person progress avails

      Brendon Nel - 2014-01-13 18:37

      Hmmm what happened to zim?

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 20:31

      Wow . . . Such stupidity really is astounding

      Sammy F. Simegi - 2014-01-15 18:04

      Kingsley, they had 20 bloody years to provide something anything... Instead in the past 10 the elite plunders and ZA remains a joke. This country should have so much further but insanity rules.

  • piet.vanzyl - 2014-01-13 18:43

    If the ANC does things like this, the supporters in the site is. Wry quiet. If this (or Marikana) happened in the W Cape it would have been blamed on the "racist madam". ANC supporters, open your eyes!! The DA is the only party that can get us out of the mess the ANC got us in to

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 20:34

      Say your comment out loud, and if it still makes sense to you then . . . You're an unfortunate waste of life

      Lukas Ekisjouvaader - 2014-01-13 23:14

      Made sense to me Kingsley McMe. Perhaps type less and read more, you are not as clever as you think.

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 23:44


      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 23:48

      Lukas by the way, I read every word of every comment hear, I'll comment as much as i want if I think it's total crap, and I'll like and keep quiet if I think it's sensible. I'm actually just as smart as I know I am

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 23:50

      I don't comment hear to be liked by anyone, my comments simply reflect what I believe to be pure logic. If you don't like it, well . . . That's your problem pal

  • Habofanoe Daniel Mothobi - 2014-01-13 18:50

    And to think some minister buys a bmw for 1.3mil

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-13 20:35

      What's her salary again?

  • Imran Vorajee - 2014-01-13 18:52

    Well Done Saps,let these thugs know if they get violent they will face the full might of the law...

      Tumi Motsepe - 2014-01-13 22:46

      You need to sit down and shut your mouth cos you know nothing about the township people's struggle to get what's due to them..People are dead you stupid,a mother is weeping for her son and you have the nerve to call him a thug..Maybe you'd understand if the tables were turned..

  • Monare Monareng - 2014-01-13 18:55

    It seems every time people protest especially in NW they get killed by police.

  • Disang Itumeleng - 2014-01-13 19:47

    Ironically, Makau/Brits is the place where a Billionairs were born the Motsepe's and are actively involved in the Zanc, Brigdet wife of Radebe and the wife of Cereal aka Buffalo as well as Patrice

      Monare Monareng - 2014-01-14 08:14

      Motsepe is ashame of his place of birth.The only thing he own in Makau is funeral parlour.

  • Steven Mbesi - 2014-01-13 20:25

    We still have such Police shooting the service delivery protesters ?

  • Johnson Robert - 2014-01-13 20:50

    If you protest before election you will be shot dead, that happened with the previous election campaign. Seems like protesting before elections can be deadly experience - yet it seems that most will be voting ANC again despite their anger towards the failing ruling party.

  • Phumlani Nkosi - 2014-01-13 21:17

    So sad that abantu bakithi (our people) are getting shot @ every day than ever before post apartheid for their rights . Let's shoot then on the ballot paper.

  • Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-14 00:03

    I don't see how every South African politicizing everything that goes on around our country is going to help anyone. Could someone please explain to me how a police officer shooting a protester has anything to do with the ANC?

      Monare Monareng - 2014-01-14 07:53

      Its simple Kingsly course ANC is a ruling party.

      Omn Basso - 2014-01-14 11:12

      ANC is SA govt. Just wait till they start changing SA Constitution...

      Graziella Uncensored - 2014-01-14 11:43

      Kingsley, do you seriously don't see any connection between service delivery protests and the ruling party.

  • Ricky Singh - 2014-01-15 09:56

    Is this not an essay on the ill and ailing society we find ourselves in.Violent protests and deadly police and no service delivery,so what else is new.....

  • Sammy F. Simegi - 2014-01-15 17:59

    The fact that people were shot and KILLED for wanting something so basic as water just PROVES to me once again how incapable the state is of running ANYTHING. The ANC IMHO is just another apartheid government or I may even go so far as to say that they are fsk worse.

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