Sakhile township is peaceful again
By Ofentse Mokae
16 October 2009
The residents of Sakhile in Standerton, Mpumalanga appear to have accepted their leader’s feedback that service delivery will improve and the township is peaceful once again.
The township has been the scene of violent protests for some time as roads were blocked by burning tyres and police vehicles were stoned.
The police retaliated by firing rubber bullets to keep the crowds in control.
Residents demanded that the mayor and councillors resign.
They also want President Jacob Zuma to visit Lekwe municipality, which incorporates Sakhile and nearby Standerton, and personally address some of the problems.