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12 arrested for 'cat and mouse' protest

2014-08-29 10:24

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.

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