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05.02.2014
Bessie Tyantini, has been living Boiketlong informal settlement since 2009 and is one of many who lack better services in the community, residents of Boiketlong informal settlement took to the streets this morning in Sebokeng, protesting against lack of service delivery in their area.
Picture: Itumeleng English
753 05.02.2014 Bessie Tyantini, has been living Boiketlong informal settlement since 2009 and is one of many who lack better services in the community, residents of Boiketlong informal settlement took to the streets this morning in Sebokeng, protesting against lack of service delivery in their area. Picture: Itumeleng English

Protesters threaten registration boycott

By SAPA Time of article published Feb 7, 2014

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Johannesburg - Residents of Boiketlong informal settlement in Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg, vowed not to take part in voter registration over the weekend.

“We are not registering to vote and we do not want political parties near our community,” community leader Daniel Mofokeng said on Friday.

“Why should we register to vote when no one listens to us?”

Residents continued to barricade roads with burning tyres and trees on Friday afternoon, and vehicles entering Boiketlong were turned away.

Residents took to the streets on Wednesday demanding decent housing. A protester was shot and killed during demonstrations earlier in the week.

Sapa

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