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Calm after Olievenhoutbosch protest

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Police stand guard near a car belonging to an alleged drug dealer that was overturned by protesting Olivenhoutbosch residents. Picture: Phill Magakoe

Pretoria - The situation in Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion, returned to normal on Wednesday following service delivery protests in the area, the DA said.

Democratic Alliance representative in the area Zweli Khumalo said: “There is nothing happening today (on Wednesday) but according to the residents it's not over yet”.

Residents began protesting along the R55 on Tuesday morning. They blocked the road by gathering in the middle of it.

Khumalo said residents were considering further protests later in the week.

In a statement on Wednesday he said that residents were protesting about service delivery issues.

“The situation which has been brewing over a long period has the capacity to turn violent if the City of Tshwane does not heed the peoples call for better service delivery.”

Grievances included housing issues around the relocation of Mooiplaas township residents to Olievenhoutbosch.

“It is claimed that scores of people have been waiting for an allocation for more than ten years, while connected persons have a number of houses allocated to them which are being rented out,” Khumalo said.

Other complaints were that around 100 families living in Choba informal settlement did not have sufficient sanitation facilities as there were only two taps and two toilets, and concerns about crime.

“As a caring party, the DA calls on the African National Congress-led metro to attend to these burning issues as soon as possible,” Khumalo said.

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