ANC blamed for Sebokeng protest death

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Copy of ST pg 2 main Boiketlong protest SG753.JPG (39767360) INLSA Residents of the Boiketlong informal settlement, in the Vaal, took to streets in Sebokeng to protest against the lack of services. Youngsters helped to blockade roads. Photo: Itumeleng English

Johannesburg - The ANC is to blame for the death of a man killed during service delivery protests in Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg, his brother said on Thursday.

“No ANC politicians are welcome here, they killed my brother like a dog,” said Paseka Rabolila.

His 27-year-old brother Lerata was shot dead during a service delivery protest on Wednesday, allegedly by a group of ANC supporters.

Rabolila said: “A group of people wearing ANC T-shirts came out of nowhere and started attacking us and one of them fired several shots at us.”

People wearing ANC T-shirts parked their minibuses at a nearby filling station and started moving towards the protesting residents of Boiketlong, he said.

“We put the ANC in power, and now it kills us like dogs... I will never vote for the ANC for as long as I live.”

Residents gathered under a railway bridge on Thursday, where they burnt tyres and barricaded roads.

Police were keeping watch.

Sapa



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