Residents protest in Soweto

Pennyville residents in Soweto burnt tyres over a rental dispute on Tuesday, according to a Sapa photographer on scene.

He said the police were watching from a distance as about 30 residents burnt tyres and “made a noise”.

Police, approached by telephone by a reporter, said the protesters were not violent.

“The protesters were violent yesterday (Monday) but not today,” said Captain Phephi Matloumteto.

“They were throwing stones and burning tyres yesterday. The situation today (Tuesday) is calm and residents are just standing around.”

The protest was believed to be about the eviction of tenants, Matloumteto said. – Sapa

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