Calm restored in Protea South

Protea South has been disturbed by protests this week but Police say residents are now calm.

Rubble fills the streets of Protea South near Soweto as residents demand better service delivery on 8 August 2013. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Calm has returned to the Soweto suburb of Protea South but police remain on high alert following violent service delivery protests in the area.

23 people were arrested for public violence and looting this week. Residents took to the streets to protest against the lack of services.

They demanded that Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane address them.

The police's Kay Makhubele said;

"We will be monitoring the situation throughout, we won't leave the area until it is safe and people's property is safe too."

Residents said that it was a warning to politicians trying to garner votes for next year's election and that they wouldn't vote for the same politicians.