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Naledi residents threaten violence over poor service delivery

A representative from the local councillor’s office is addressing hundreds of people demonstrating...

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A representative from the local councillor’s office is addressing hundreds of people demonstrating over a lack of basic services in Diepkloof, <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Soweto.

He asked the demonstrators not to become violent after residents blocked off several roads on Tuesday morning.

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They say the African National Congress government has failed to make good on its promises to improve their lives.

Earlier some of the protestors tore down posters bearing ANC President Jacob Zuma’s face.

Traffic to and from <place w:st="on"><placename w:st="on">Chris<placename w:st="on">Hani<placename w:st="on">Baragwanath<placetype w:st="on">Hospital has been brought to a standstill.

The residents have handed over a memorandum of demands.

They have warned they will demonstrate violently if their needs are not met.