Roads blocked in Petrusburg protest

2011-12-08 08:01

Bloemfontein - About 200 disgruntled Petrusburg residents blockaded streets and burnt tyres during a service delivery protest on Thursday, Free State police said.

"They used stones and rocks to block the roads, but no serious incidents were reported," police spokesperson Captain Harry Nagel said.

"Police are monitoring the situation closely."

Residents had gathered since 04:00.

The group wanted a response to a memorandum of demands which had been delivered to the Letsameng municipality two weeks ago over the provision of water and sanitation.

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  • Djim - 2011-12-08 08:25

    Listen, your mark on the ballot paper is 1000 times more potent than a stone blocking the road. You voted, you getted!

      Tulani - 2011-12-08 08:51

      i guess the 70%-75% of the nation has voted in wrong a ballot paper....

  • lindsy.williams - 2011-12-08 08:37

    but election after election they vote for the anc.... so deal with it

      George - 2011-12-08 09:27

      But you should know that elections are rigged buy anc criminals

      Samuel - 2011-12-08 09:36

      Sheep syndrome

      goyougoodthing - 2011-12-08 09:49

      All the people expect everything. Our domestic work rang up 2000 in phone calls last month. I confronted her and she said 'oh, take it off my salary'. I explained that it is firstly theft and secondly it is Christmas where she usually gets a double cheque and presents and that now she was getting none of it. And she also was spending 2 hours a day on the phone! She didn't understand the problem.

  • Lynn - 2011-12-08 09:02

    When are these people going to wake up to the fact that they voted for this government and they are getting exactly what they voted for.

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-12-08 09:20

    You get what you ask for. In abundance.

  • George - 2011-12-08 09:24

    Well Well Well, it looks like the start of the downfall of the anc Self inflicted, dont you agree

      John - 2011-12-08 09:45

      Perhaps it's the start of the anti ANC spring

  • Kenny - 2011-12-08 09:53

    I thought public complaints were down...

      goyougoodthing - 2011-12-08 10:15


  • Dorothea - 2011-12-08 10:34

    and these guys think that they want a democracy? come on, they are delusional. i sincerely hope that they spend the rest of their lives with no running water, no power, and in a corrugated iron shack. my patience dried up years ago. when they start to vote with some intellect, then i may take out the violin and play them a sympathy melody. stupid idiots.

  • Irene - 2011-12-08 10:37

    Viva ANC Viva My ANC my future Stop protesting about it, you wanted them and now you've got them. Vote differently next time or alternatively, tell someone who cares!

  • MastersVoice - 2011-12-08 10:40

    "About 200 disgruntled Petrusburg residents blockaded streets" - that means that all Petrusburg's inhabitants were there, and that a single Datsun bakkie could not get through for 10 minutes...

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