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12 Aug 2015
11:10 am

North West residents barricade roads demanding electricity


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

FILE PICTURE: Tyres burn during a protest. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said no arrests have been made and the police were monitoring the situation. A resident identifying himself Tumi, said 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 demand 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 quite in the morning. The police are monitoring the situation.”

The protest came on the day, the African National Congress in Bojanala Region called on mayors, speakers and chief whips to stabilised 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.