Residents go on rampage in Toekomsrus barricading roads and burning tires demanding basic services

Residents of Toekomsrus in Randfontein west on Johannesburg’s West Rand went on a rampage on Monday morning‚ barricading roads and burning tires demanding basic services‚ police said.

Roads were barricaded with stones and burning tyres. The protest is allegedly about dissatisfaction with service delivery. Public order policing members and local officers are on the scene. A local chain store was also looted during the protest action. The situation is still tense and role players are currently interacting with the residents.

Protesting Makause residents are  angry over ‘unfulfilled promises’ over service delivery.
“The Randfontein Station Commander‚ Brigadier Manamela will be facilitating an official meeting between the disgruntled residents and the local council later today‚” police spokesperson Captain Appel Ernst said.

She added that at 2pm the angry residents set alight a pay point at the municipal building.

“The area is still tense and the members are monitoring the situation.”

Source: Times Live


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