Sandton quiet after protests

2012-08-07 08:39

Johannesburg - The situation was "quiet" in Marlboro Drive, Sandton, on Tuesday morning, after protesters barricaded the road the previous day, Gauteng police said.

"It's all quiet this morning, everything is back to normal," Warrant Officer Moses Maphakela said.

Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said police had to use rubber bullets to subdue protesters on Monday and eight people were arrested for public violence.

At the time, police ministry spokesperson Zweli Mnisi said a white paper on safety and security under discussion aimed to replace the use of rubber bullets with water cannons. He said people also had to act responsibly during protests.

The Star reported on Tuesday that a Marlboro protester's hand was injured by a rubber bullet. Mogale said she had not received a report to this effect.

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  • dostomolefe - 2012-08-07 08:55

    hahaha its bloody cold

      bonjo.seboka - 2012-08-07 10:43

      Hehehe who's going to protest in this cold? lol - 2012-08-07 11:21

      Perhaps its time they took their protests to the warm suburbs of Sandton.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-07 12:14

      Perhaps it's time to take their protests to the people responsible for non service delivery. How about that idea? Too logical I suppose.

  • vmeiring1 - 2012-08-07 09:01

    Protests, protetets???? Why??? It's the very same people who voted for the government. So, take responsibilities for your own actions. Next time, consider circumstances before making your cross.

      sean.murphy.165 - 2012-08-07 10:36

      Agree 100%. The ANC voters made the wrong choice. They are responsible for the decay of our country. Their vote was based on getting things without having to work for it. Now they are suffering. Good. They deserve to suffer for their stupidity. Life is hard, and even harder when you are stupid.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-07 12:24

      Correct, and isn't it weird that they don't go and protest at the ANC / municipal offices? No, they protest in the streets and highways disturbing the lives of people who have nothing to do with service delivery. You've just got to wonder sometimes. Wake up Votas, and please take your protests to the right people for a change.

  • Gavin - 2012-08-07 09:06

    I came in on Marlboro at just before 7 - it was cold and quiet then...

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