Johannesburg - Some residents of Majakaneng near Randfontein are calling for order to be restored to the township following violent protests, the local municipality said on Friday.
A group of them had started a campaign “Call For Action”, condemning the violence which flared in the township west of Johannesburg on Wednesday, municipal spokesman Phillip Montshiwa said in a statement.
“We have also noted that a number of our community members have since the early hours of 1/8Thursday 3/8 started to take active action by cleaning up and removing all rubble on our streets,” Montshiwa said, praising their efforts.
The violence erupted following what was supposed to have been a peaceful, police-approved demonstration.
Protesters barricaded roads with tyres, trees and stones, and prevented children from going to school and commuters from going to work.