Sonop residents take to the streets

File photo: REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

File photo: REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Published Aug 12, 2015


Rustenburg - Residents of Sonop near Brits in North West have barricaded internal roads in their area demanding electricity, North West police said on Wednesday.

Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said no arrests have been made and the police were monitoring the situation.

A resident identifying himself Tumi said that a bakkie was burnt down on Tuesday night.

“It was hectic last night [Tuesday], roads were blocked with burning tyres and other objects. People want electricity, there are other issues but the most demanded is electricity,” he told African News Agency in a telephonic interview.

He said residents have vowed to resumed the protest on Wednesday afternoon.

“It was quiet in the morning. The police are monitoring the situation.”

The protest came on the day that the ANC in Bojanala Region called on mayors, speakers and chief whips to stabilise the region by preventing service delivery protests.

Regional secretary Tokyo Mataboge said service delivery protest were common in the Madibeng, Moretele and Rustenburg municipalities.

Sonop is under Madibeng municipality.


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