12 arrested for 'cat and mouse' protest

Johannesburg - Twelve people were arrested for public violence in Sophiatown informal settlement in Tembisa on Friday morning during a "cat and mouse" protest, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

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"They will probably appear in court on Monday," said spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago.

"The people in this area are playing a cat and mouse game with us. They block the roads and when police get there they run off."

Residents of Sophiatown began a service delivery protest at 03:00.

They were burning tyres and placing rocks on roads.

A main road that had earlier been barricaded was reopened after 09:00.

Kgasago said municipal officials were due to visit the area on Friday to address residents and resolve the matter.

RJ86 2014-08-29 10:33:35 AM
shoot them with rubber bullets and pepper spray, if that doesnt work, repeat
Robert Robinson 2014-08-29 10:34:34 AM
Hey dont go and adres them boet They want a adress with running water,free electricity,and free basic services,what are you going to adres them on feed them promises you must remember they voted according to your PROMISES yet again
John Stoltz 2014-08-29 10:34:48 AM
Service delivery protests in areas that voted for the ANC should be banned by law!! These morons choose to have bad services, hospitals, education and be robbed by corrupt ANC officials!! No mercy at all for these imbeciles!!
Vincent Vega 2014-08-29 10:39:27 AM
I can see it.... "what is this cat and mouse what what"
Marc Anthony Webb 2014-08-29 10:40:55 AM
Wish we could travel back in time there were some great Alsatians in the Police Force together with Constables who were fit and could swing a Sjambok...Believe me they wouldnt be playing these games of Cat And Mouse they would have some fear and respect for law and order...
Snazo Gulwa 2014-08-29 10:48:27 AM
Louis Van Den Elst 2014-08-29 11:02:59 AM
People are complaining about service delivery for the past 20 years and more ,services needs to improve and stop making promises or the country will be burnt to the ground Gov please catch a wake up
Tewis Kuhn 2014-08-29 11:03:14 AM
Gee hulle hul van hulle eie medisyne terug want dis al wat hulle verstaan!!!!!
Susan Pretorius 2014-08-29 11:09:17 AM
Arrested this morning and released in the afternoon...
Roddy Jardim 2014-08-29 11:57:11 AM
I beg to differ tetelo, none more so than the zAnc , where are the 5 million jobs no.1 corrupt promised.