North West residents gather for protest |South African News
Johannesburg - About 1 000 people staged
a service delivery protest on the N14
highway on Friday, North West police said.
"The residents were taking their anger
with the municipality to the streets," police
spokesperson Pelonomi Makau said.
The protests took place on the national
road between Coligny and Ventersdorp.
Makau said residents of the
Monotomosetlha informal settlement were
promised - by the Ditsobotla Local
Municipality - that they would be moved
to another area because their shacks
flooded when it rained.
This had not happened, she said.
Earlier, the residents had blocked the N14
with large rocks, and the road had to be
closed. It was later re-opened.
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