South Africa: Government refuses talks with angry residents

source: IOL
July 06 2009 at 12:12PM

Government leaders have branded service delivery protests in Happy Valley earlier on Monday as “purely political” and have refused to meet with the community.

About 150 residents of the informal settlement burnt tyres and rubbish across Wimbledon Street, a busy main road that runs passed the area in the early hours of Monday morning.

The road was closed off to traffic and by about 9am council workers moved in to clear up the debris and smoldering tyre residue that remained from the heated protest.

No arrests were made and no injuries were reported according to police at [continue reading]



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