Frustrated Bekkersdal residents protest over lack of electricity

The current situation in Bekkersdal. Image: Twitter/@Slindelo_M

The current situation in Bekkersdal. Image: Twitter/@Slindelo_M

Rubber bullets were fired to disperse angry crowds in the West Rand community’s protest.

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.

Protesters said they had engaged with Eskom, who still hadn’t provided them with electricity.

Roads have reportedly been blocked with burning tyres.

Residents and motorists are urged to avoid this area at all costs.

Updates to follow as more information is made available.

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