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.