A protest due to service delivery is currently underway in Bekkersdal on the West Rand, reports Randfontein Herald.
Residents are currently marching to the municipal offices in Westonaria due to the fact that electricity has not yet been supplied as promised.
Service delivery Shutdown has just started in Bekkersdal . Tyres have just been set alight and there are whistles been blown all over the township.
The major gripe is the electrification of the informal settlements, which allegedly was supposed to have started 4 months ago.
— Sweets wa Bekkersdal (@Seabelo72943893) April 10, 2019
Protesters said they had engaged with Eskom, who still hadn’t provided them with electricity.
— Silindelo Masikane (@Slindelo_M) April 10, 2019
Roads have reportedly been blocked with burning tyres.
— Siphumelele Khumalo (@Siphumelele_K) April 10, 2019
Residents and motorists are urged to avoid this area at all costs.
Updates to follow as more information is made available.