Free State residents in delivery protest

By Time of article published Nov 28, 2011

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About 300 residents of Petrusburg near Bloemfontein in the Free State embarked on a protest over service delivery on Monday morning, police said.

They barricaded the N8 between Bloemfontein and Kimberley with stones and burning tyres, Petrusburg police spokesman Warrant Officer Christo Carstens said.

“Commuters are unable to travel between Kimberley and Bloemfontein, and two buses were pulled off the road by protesters.”

Residents wanted a response to a memorandum of demands they had delivered to the Letsameng municipality two weeks ago. They wanted the municipality to provide water and sanitation.

“Police officers are at the scene to monitor the situation and no arrests have been made.”

The municipality was not immediately available for comment. - Sapa

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