Twelve arrested during Tembisa protest

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Aug 29th, 2014
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South Africa

Friday 29 August 2014 – 10:25am

JOHANNESBURG – Twelve people were arrested for public violence in Sophiatown informal settlement in Tembisa on Friday morning during a “cat and mouse” protest, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

“They will probably appear in court on Monday,” said spokesman Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago.

“The people in this area are playing a cat and mouse game with us. They block the roads and when police get there they run off.”

Residents of Sophiatown began a service delivery protest at 3am.

They were burning tyres and placing rocks on roads.

A main road that had earlier been barricaded was reopened after 9am.

Kgasago said municipal officials were due to visit the area on Friday to address residents and resolve the matter.
  

-Sapa


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