Angry protesters block roads in Hercules

2016-03-09 08:30

Protesters have shut down roads in Hercules as they express dissatisfaction with a lack of poor service delivery. (Supplied)

Pretoria- Angry residents of Gomora informal settlement in Hercules, Pretoria have taken to the streets to protest over a lack of service delivery.

Police spokesperson Captain Augustinah Selepe said about 250 protesters blocked Brummer and Van Der Hoff Streets.

"The street is blocked with burning plastic bins, vehicle tyres and stones. It is alleged that Tshwane Municipality promised them a school, RDP houses... and running water," said Selepe.

She added that the protesters were demanding the mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa to address them on failure to deliver services. 

No attacks or damage to property has been reported.

Tshwane Metro Police spokesperson Senior superintendent Isaac Mahamba said the protesters closed the Daaspoort tunnel, advising motorists to avoid it.

"The situation is still very tense. Schools have been disrupted and roads remain closed. Motorists should use alternative routes," said Mahamba.

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