Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Residents protest over service delivery

By Nomava Nobumba
30 September 2009

Residents of the Makhaza informal settlement in Khayelitsha barricaded roads with burning tyres today as part of a service delivery protests.

Police were called out to the scene to calm the situation. Police intervened and held peaceful talks the group in a bid to calm the situation.

Meanwhile Mpumalanga police have confirmed that the Independent Complaints Directorate is investigating the death of a man who died during a service delivery protest earlier this year.

Police were reacting to a report in the local newspaper that policemen allegedly shot dead a man and injured five others during protests at Mashishing township in June.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwe was asked to comment on the incident during a radio interview this morning but said he could not do so because he was not aware of it.


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