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.