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Ther was a service delivery protest on Klipfontein road, Gugulethu where the residents were burning tyres in protest blocking the road and preventing motorist from entering the area.The resdients were demanding new houes and better living conditions.

picture : neil baynes Reporter : Juniour

picture : Neil baynes Reporter : Juniour
Cape Towb 100812 Ther was a service delivery protest on Klipfontein road, Gugulethu where the residents were burning tyres in protest blocking the road and preventing motorist from entering the area.The resdients were demanding new houes and better living conditions. picture : neil baynes Reporter : Juniour picture : Neil baynes Reporter : Juniour

Cosmo City protesters disperse

By SAPA Time of article published Aug 28, 2012

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Johanneburg -

Residents of Cosmo City, north of Johannesburg, dispersed after a service delivery protest on Tuesday, Johannesburg metro police said.

“The group of about 1500 protesters dispersed after handing over a memorandum at the office of the MEC for local government and housing,” spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

A convoy of minibus taxis transporting protesters arrived in the Johannesburg city centre on Tuesday morning to hand over the memorandum.

Residents of Cosmo City embarked on a service delivery protest on Tuesday morning.

“It is believed the residents are unhappy about RDP houses,” Minnaar said.

There was a heavy police presence and there were no reports of violence.

“RDP” refers to housing provided in terms of the government's reconstruction and development programme.

Cosmo City, a housing project undertaken by the city of Johannesburg and the Gauteng government, provides fully subsidised RDP houses, credit linked houses and fully bonded houses. - Sapa

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