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Police fire rubber bullets at Orange Farm protesters

Police have used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to end a protest by angry residents.

Police have used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to end the protest by angry Kapok residents. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.
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JOHANNESBURG – Police have this afternoon fired rubber bullets at protesting Kapok informal settlement residents in an effort to disperse the crowd.

Disgruntled residents in Orange Farm have shut down the Al Tawheed voter registration station for a second day and have vowed to ensure it doesn't reopen.

They say they will not register to vote in the upcoming local government elections because they feel it won't make a difference in their lives.

Police have used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to end a protest by angry residents. 

But community leader Hazel Scholtz says the police's presence will not stop them from demonstrating.

“They were very rude and I am cross with this government because those officers didn’t have name tags.”

Residents say they will not vote for an alternative party and want the current African National Congress government to keep its promises.

Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) staff have this afternoon packed up their belongings and left the registration station.

AFFECTED AREAS:

Yesterday, the IEC reported disruptions in eight of the country's nine provinces.

North West:
Mahikeng, Taung and Marikana.

Mpumalanga: 
Bushbuckridge. 

KwaZulu-Natal:
Ethekwini and Jozini.

Eastern Cape:
Nelson Mandela Bay, Butterworth & OR Tambo.

Northern Cape:
Pampierstad.

Free State:
Maluti-a-Phofung.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)


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