Calm returns to Refilwe after protests

2016-05-17 20:00

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Pretoria - Calm has returned to the township of Refilwe near Cullinan, east of Pretoria, following protests.

Police were still patrolling the streets as residents were expected to meet later in the evening to decide on a way forward.

Police spokesperson Constable Connie Moganedi said roads had been barricaded with burning tyres and debris in the morning, which has now been cleared.

"It’s now quiet, but Public Order Police members are monitoring the situation," said Moganedi.

Tshwane Metro Police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said members would remain in the area to keep an eye on the situation.

“We received information that the protest will continue tonight. We will be keeping an eye on how things go throughout the course of the evening. At this stage there have not been any reports of damage to property," he said
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