Violence erupts in Thembelihle

Police on Friday fired rubber battles and teargas at Thembelihle residents after another violent service delivery protest in the area.

According to authorities, demonstrators threw rocks at officers and blockaded the K43 with burning tyres.

Earlier this week, hundreds of protesters took to the street following electricity problems in the area.

The police’s Hector Netshivhodza said the situation on the ground was tense after locals confronted police.

Motorists have been advised to avoid the area.

Teenagers appeared to be behind Friday’s running battles.

Residents have repeatedly been told that their shacks are built on dolomite, which has prevented government from developing the area.


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