Ennerdale residents block roads in protest over housing

2016-05-26 09:08
Protest in Ennerdale (Supplied to News24)

Protest in Ennerdale (Supplied to News24)

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Johannesburg - Residents from Ennerdale, south of Johannesburg, have barred all entries and exits in the area and have demanded to be addressed by the member of the mayoral committee (MMC) for human settlements Dan Bovu, Johannesburg Metro Police said on Thursday.

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Spokesperson Superintendent Edna Mamonyane said the residents had also blocked Provincial Road with large rocks and burning tyres.

"The protesters were addressed by the councillors in the area this morning as they were protesting and they told that councillor that they need the MMC of housing to come and address them," she said.

"There is nothing going in or out and the children who were on their way to schools were turned back by the protesters, so there will probably be no schooling today in that area."

Mamonyane said the protest action began sometime between 00:30 and 04.00. Members from the metro as well as the SA police service were still on the scene monitoring the situation.

"At this stage we will just have to listen to them and hear whether they need to go to a hall so we can clear the roads," she said.

(Supplied to News24)

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