Community marches over water meters

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Johannesburg - Residents of Klipspruit in Soweto protested over the installation of water meters in their area on Wednesday, a community leader said.

“We have handed over a memorandum to the local councillor's office. We do not want water meters... we are unemployed and cannot afford to pay,” said Sello Tladi.

He said most people who lived in the area were unemployed and depended on government grants.

The City of Johannesburg was due to begin with the installation of the meters next month, said Tladi.

Comment from the City of Johannesburg could not immediately be obtained.

Police spokeswoman Constable Zanele Bens said the march was peaceful. - Sapa


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