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Scores arrested in Alex - police

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - Fifty-nine people were arrested after post-election protests in a Johannesburg township turned violent overnight, a police spokesman said on Saturday.

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Police do a search in Alexander yesterday after chaos erupted in the township. They were protesting for marked EFF ballots that were found dumped in Alexander and were asking for a recount of votes. Picture:Paballo Thekiso

Police used rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse protesters in the impoverished Alexandra area who had burned tyres and barricaded roads, Brigadier Neville Malila told Reuters.

Alexandra was “calm this morning,” Malila added. Earlier, broadcaster eNCA reported the army had been deployed overnight to restore order. It was not immediately clear if the army remained in the area. - Reuters

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