Pretoria - As the sun rose over Mamelodi East and Stoffel Park on Thursday, the streets were littered with debris and burnt tyres.
Scores of residents from both townships have been up in arms since last Thursday over poor service delivery, especially electricity.
They are also demanding the formalisation of Stoffel Park informal settlement, and the provision of other basic services such as water and housing stands.
Local councillors said the problem, which saw hundreds of people protesting, stemmed from miscommunication and impatience on the part of residents.
The councillors’ whip in Mamelodi, Moses Phasha addressed disgruntled residents and pledged to deliver their demands and complaints to their section committees.