Ennerdale residents protest against looting

2017-05-11 11:39

Johannesburg - Residents of Ennerdale south of Johannesburg have condemned the ongoing protest in the area on Thursday. 
Police used rubber bullets and teargas at protesting residents who blocked roads with burning tyres. 

At least a 100 residents against the protest are now stationed outside Mid-Ennerdale Primary School protesting.

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Valerie Moses of the Ennerdale Stakeholders Association said they were at the school because they had heard that protesters were planning to loot the school and the local clinic.

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"We had a protest on housing for which government came out and gave us feedback. They will come to us tomorrow [Friday]... we are having a meeting tomorrow at 12:30 with officials."

Moses said residents are not involved in the strike and were waiting for feedback from government.
"There is criminal intentions who are threatening to burn down the school, they also threatened to burn down the clinic." 

She said as a member of the Stakeholders Association of Ennerdale, she was distancing itself from the protest. 
Moses added that the community was fighting for development and they did not want existing infrastructure destroyed.

Protests flared in the area on Monday as residents demanded housing. 
Some protesters looted shops and blocked roads.  

There is a high visibility of police in the area.

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