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12 held in Tembisa protest

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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