We want to live like other people in SA - Zandspruit protester

2016-04-20 12:47

Johannesburg - Residents of Zandspruit, on the West Rand, on Wednesday protested to demand electricity supply to their area, saying they wanted to live like normal South Africans. 

A resident told News24 they would continue protesting until Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau addressed them. 

"We want to have electricity so that we can live like the rest of the people in our country," said a resident who did not want to be named.

Hundreds of people took to the streets, saying they wanted basic services. The protesters stopped traffic on Beyers Naude Drive as they sang and danced. 

A police helicopter hovered over the large crowd, while at least 10 police cars and a Nyala were parked in the street. 

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