WATCH | Jika Joe residents in Pietermaritzburg embark on another protest

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For a second time this week, residents from the Jika Joe Informal Settlement in Pietermaritzburg have blocked numerous roads in the city.

On Thursday morning, residents blocked Manning Avenue, Masukwana Street, Prince Alfred and Burger streets outside the settlement with burning tyres and trees.

Residents also broke bottles on the road and threatened passing motorists.

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Protesting Jika Joe residents have blocked numerous roads in the city.

Residents told The Witness that they are demanding proper housing structures from Msunduzi Municipality.

They say they are against the temporary housing structures that are currently being constructed by the municipality and demand that low-cost houses be built for them in Jika Joe.

“At the end of the day, they will hear us and as promised, we will keep protesting until they eventually hear our demands. The municipality is disrespecting us and want to do as they please. We will keep protesting until the KZN Human Settlement MEC (Jomo Sibiya) comes and addresses us,” said one of the protest leaders.

Police and other law enforcement agencies were on the ground.

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Protesting Jika Joe residents have blocked numerous roads in the city.

*This is a developing story.

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