Protest closes Tembisa roads
By Khanyisa Tabata
19 August 2011
East Rand police have warned motorists to avoid Tembisa near Kempton Park, where angry protestors have barricaded roads. Residents are reported to be angry over electricity and other service delivery issues.
Ekurhuleni spokesperson Mveli Nhlapo says all the major roads leading to the township were blocked off this morning. Metro police are on the scene to contain the situation.
Yesterday, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga visited three schools in Tembisa. She blamed parents and teachers for primary school children’s bad performance.
Motshega says teachers are not focused on their job and many parents are not interested in their children's education.
Motshekga visited the schools following the disappointing results in the annual national assessment of pupil performance.