Road blocked in Lenasia protest

2012-09-11 07:48

Johannesburg - About 100 Lenasia residents blockaded the R554 near Lenasia on Tuesday morning to protest against poor service delivery, Gauteng police said.

Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said angry residents were barricading the road and burning tyres on the R554 near the Klipspruit Valley road and the Golden highway.

"It is believed the residents were planning a march later on Tuesday but we need to establish if they have permission for the march," Makhubela said.

Johannesburg metro police advised motorists to use alternative routes such as the Golden highway.

"Motorists should avoid the affected area as well as the Nirvana road," said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

He said the protest started at around 04:00 on Tuesday.

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  • christo.t.botha - 2012-09-11 08:04

    One day after it was said we have exceptional service delivery...

      SharonE - 2012-09-11 08:45

      I don't know where this Utopia is where Jacob lives, everything is just peachy there! Service delivery is exceptional and its safe! I also want to move there..

  • oscar.pretorius.52 - 2012-09-11 08:09

    But why are they protesting? Don't we have "exceptional service delivery"?

  • koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-11 08:11


  • iceman196 - 2012-09-11 08:16

    but zoom zoom said we have exceptional service delivery, then again this lot are protesting mon - fri 8-5. heaven forbid if they protest during shebeen time, idiots

  • simon.thorpe.927 - 2012-09-11 08:24


  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-11 08:25

    but why you protesting? Zuma then said service devlivery is exceptional ??? Hey Zuma!!!!! Do you see this?? Do you STILL think the service is exceptional? WAKE UP IDIOT

  • marc.ross.965 - 2012-09-11 08:32

    20years ago people wanted the vote, they wanted Democracy and a right to determine a better future by electing leaders of their choosing. Other people were cynical, claiming that the majority population of South Africa were not mentally or socially developed enough to understand or correctly utilize the concept of a constitional democracy. Now 20years later I wonder who is being proven correct?

  • attie.mostert.9 - 2012-09-11 08:36

    They keep on picking the same ppl to run, what do they expect should change 1 + 1 = 2 ...... or maybe 1 + 1 = whatever we want it to be.

  • herbert.plessis - 2012-09-11 08:52

    And where is JZ? Living in his lofty towers peaking out with those shifty eyes and evil grin? Your "people" are protesting for non delivery. Wake up...... And why isn't the DA grabbing hold of this?

  • Tim Elliott - 2012-09-11 08:57

    So why doesn't our joke of a Pres go there and tell them how wonderfully the ANC has delivered...I guess too busy living the high life.Stuff the people!Just blame apartheid.What a cop out.

  • john.lonsdale.5 - 2012-09-11 09:26

    And right after closing time at the local Sheebean a drunken crowd gathered to burn tires!

  • goolam.dawood - 2012-11-09 08:37

    Well, we know the DA won the last local elections in this area, and is reportedly breaking down peoples homes. Because the home is "illegal". Has anyone else had "having a home" been declared illegal?

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