Vredefort protesters block roads

2012-05-02 12:10

Bloemfontein - Residents of Mokwallo, in Vredefort, have blocked roads with burning tyres and stones, Free State police said on Wednesday.

A group of 2 000 residents started protesting against a lack of service delivery in the township, police spokesperson Maseleka Langa said.

Residents were unhappy with disruptions to electricity and water supplies, which they had apparently been promised would be restored by Tuesday.

Langa said residents attempted to set fire to a municipal building in Mokwallo, and broke many of its windows with stones.

Police had been in the township since 02:00 on Wednesday morning.

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  • John - 2012-05-02 12:31

    Sorry, chaps. You voted these idiots in, so live with it. Also you are stupid destroying what you already have. No sympathy from me.

  • Loo - 2012-05-02 12:38

    IDIOTS ... burn it all , ,then stand like bums in a queue for government handouts and land .. as they "DESERVE" it and will look after it ??? BS !!

  • slymsloot - 2012-05-02 12:38

    breek breek! more koop ons nuwes!

  • Johnny - 2012-05-02 12:42

    Dear residents of Mokwallo - you get what you vote for, which is: Empty promises. Protests don't help! Make your vote count - anyone BUT the ANC. They have failed you.

  • anthro45 - 2012-05-02 12:43

    Everybody is all of a sudden on this bandwagon. They heard something, but cannot comprehend. In any case, service will be delivered when paid for.

      Ze Don - 2012-05-02 12:46

      That is the long and short of it! They demand everything for free... someone always has to pay!

  • Hudayfah - 2012-05-02 12:44

    No surprise here. . .but guess where their 'x' is going election time. Im sorry, no sympathy from me my fellow black S.A. Die wat nie wil luister nie moet voel.

  • lebogang.molefo - 2012-05-02 12:47

    Hope they don't burn a library

  • elkita.robbertse - 2012-05-02 13:10

    Vote for better service.You vote for the ANC and help bring this country want to suffer, so suffer you idiots....

  • muriel.proudfoot - 2012-05-02 13:33

    Ag shame ne?? Spot the worry in my eyes... you sealed your own fate when you put that X next to ANC.

  • kasper.mbayi2 - 2012-05-02 13:38

    I'm begging the protesters not to attack foreigners shops

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-02 14:08

    tjo tjo vile

  • Vincent - 2012-05-02 14:34

    This a very old town with very old water pipes and as a result, water is rust! Maybe the municipality is attending to rust water issue. I know, I visited this small town last month. Water in this town is yuk!

  • braamc - 2012-05-02 20:06

    You get what you voted for. Burn it down!! I love it

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