Daveyton protest on hold

Johannesburg - A protest in Daveyton was temporarily suspended on Tuesday afternoon pending a meeting, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

"The protest is in on hold for now pending a meeting between community leaders and municipal officials," said Chief Superintendent Vusi Mabanga.

"We do not know what will happen after the meeting, residents are waiting for their leaders to give them feedback."

He said roads in Daveyton were still blocked with burning tyres, rocks, tree-trunks and other objects.

"We are monitoring the situation. No arrests have been made and there are no casualties."

Metro police said earlier that the protest started on Monday when residents tried to "illegally invade land", but were prevented from doing so.

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Nin Ja Kitty 2014/08/19 05:08:01 PM
Told you this bunch would go home by 5pm. Well let's see how far we get with the next episode of Game of Stones.
Douglas Ross 2014/08/19 05:14:17 PM
Maybe we should organize all these protest in our mines. Tell them there is nice big rocks inside the mine they can use to throw at cars and block roads
Andrew MacDonald 2014/08/19 05:17:24 PM
Municipality: what is iy you want? Land invaders: this land! Municipality: you cant have it Land invaders: then we wont vote! Municipality: you will vote for the opposition? Land invadees: no. We wont vote at all! Municipality: get lost Tokyo is building a mall here.
Andrew Stockton 2014/08/19 05:50:27 PM
... Nothing left to burn ???
UltiSbo Sbhono 2014/08/19 11:47:24 PM
you know what, you are lucky its not happening in the suburbs... but brace yourselves for more flames! Some place in the north has campers right next to Gautrain station, inside a high market area. when you pass you can see some of the guys bathing in a bucket in the morning. This is only the beginning so keep making those jokes