Service delivery protest in Soweto


johannesburg - About 1000 people from Bramfischerville in Soweto staged a service delivery protest on Wednesday, police said.

Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said residents wanted street lights, tarred roads and sports facilities for their children.

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120726. Cape Town. Service delivery protest in Strandfontein road. Police arrested several people for public violence. Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Argus

“They also complained about blocked drains and long grass in open areas that was posing a danger to them.”

A representative from the mayor's office arrived in the area around 1pm to collect a memorandum from protesters. The mayor was given 14 days to respond.

At 2pm the area was calm and there was a strong police presence.

“No people were arrested or injured and nothing has been damaged,” Makhubela said. - Sapa

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