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Mashatile addresses Lenasia protestors

Gauteng Premier Paul Mashatile addressed hundreds of demonstrators in Lenasia South on Tuesday. Earlier...

Shack dwellers protesting over poor service delivery block off the Golden Highway in Lenasia South. Picture: Nomsa Maseko/Eyewitness News

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Earlier, protesters burnt tyres and stoned cars, demanding better services.

Angry demonstrators told Eyewitness News that if Mashatile did not tell them what they wanted to hear, they would rampage.

They said they would discuss their next move when they met on Tuesday night.

A heavy police presence remained in the area and roads were re-opened after officers removed rocks and burnt-out tyres.

People said they had lived in shacks for too long and were tired of government’s empty promises.

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