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Several injuries reported in Sasolburg

Residents from the Zamdela township are demanding answers from government.

Police officers pass a burnt out truck in the Zamdela informal settlement in Sasolburg after residents went on the rampage on 21 January 2013. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN.

ZAMDELA - Residents from the Zamdela township in Sasolburg on Tuesday demanded answers about government's plans to merge two municipalities.

Locals also blocked roads leading into and out of the Free State town on Tuesday.

They are expected to gather at a local stadium for a mass meeting and have now started making their way to the venue.

Government officials are expected to address their grievances at the gathering.

Resident Simon Motsamai said he was worried about life in the township, after facilities were damaged during the protest.

"There are no shops, there are no ATMs and no transport - it's chaos."

Many businesses in the area have closed down after mobs looted shops on Monday.

Residents in the area have been protesting since Sunday.

POLICE STATION UNDER ATTACK

Officers in the township outside Sasolburg were held up in the local police station, which has been under attack by angry protestors.

There have been reports of several injuries and two journalists have been attacked.

The police's Lebohang Mareletse, who is inside the police station, said they were waiting for backup.

"They're throwing stones and trying to gain access into the station. They're trying to jump the gate and break into the station."