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Thembelihle residents protest over electricity

Johannesburg - About 100 residents in Thembelihle, south of Johannesburg, were protesting over electricity problems on Friday, Gauteng police said.

“Residents say that people are connecting electricity illegally which causes the electricity to switch off,” Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

Illegal elecricity connections. File photo: Cindy Waxa. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

The residents, who began protesting in the area on Thursday night, were blocking roads with burning tyres, rocks and other objects.

“They are blocking off the main road coming into Lenasia south,” said Makhubela.

No arrests had been made and no one was injured in the protest.

Police were monitoring the situation. - Sapa

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