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Boiketlong protesters block roads

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - Residents of Boiketlong, Sebokeng, formed a human chain in an attempt to stop police from entering the informal settlement on Friday.

More than 50 police officers in Nyala armoured vehicles tried to enter the area. One police officer, who asked to remain anonymous, said they wanted to escort mayor Simon Mofokeng to address residents.

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04/02/2014 SAPS members arrest a protesting Zithobeni resident minutes after they dispursed them with rubber bullets during their service delivery protest. Residents are demanding they be allowed to hand over a memorandum to Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa. Picture: Phill Magakoe

Residents started singing “siya shaya” (we beat you up). Locals took to the streets on Wednesday demanding decent housing. One person was shot and killed during the protests.

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