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Roads reopened around Princess informal settlement

Several roads were blocked with rocks and concrete slabs during the demonstrations by residents.

Picture: freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - Roads in and around Princess informal settlement in Roodepoort were reopened on Thursday morning after a night of protests.

Community members say the government has been making service delivery promises for years and has failed to deliver on its promises.

Several roads were blocked with rocks and concrete slabs during the demonstrations.

No arrests have been made yet.

Burnt tyres and huge rocks were pushed to the side of the road as official reopened roads.

Community leader David Mathibe says while they’ve only temporarily stopped protesting, but their anger hasn’t subsided.

“They say they want to see progress. They say there’ve been verbal promises, but they want to see that projects are taking place.”

He says residents are tired of the government's unfulfilled promises, including housing as well as access to water and electricity.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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