20 arrested in Ekurhuleni RDP house eviction protest

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  • Protesters and police have clashed in Daveyton. 
  • 20 people were arrested.
  • They have been charged with public violence. 

Twenty people have been arrested in an early morning protest over RDP house evictions in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni. 

Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng said they were alerted at 07:00 on Monday morning about protesters who were blocking the road in Daveyton, on the East Rand. 

"There are rules around protests and they were not following them. They were burning tyres and attacking passing motorists." 

He said, after clashes, 20 people - seven men and 13 women - had been arrested and charged with public violence. They are expected to appear in court soon.  

It is unclear how many were injured when the metro police fired rubber bullets. 


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