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Majakaneng residents set deadline for NW Premier

Premier Supra Mahumapelo has until Saturday to respond to their demands for water.

FILE: Police clashed with protesters on this bridge in Majakaneng on 4 February 2015. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

NORTH WEST - The streets of Majakaneng are quiet today following violent service delivery protests that saw residents barricade several roads and the N4 highway with burning tyres and debris.

Community members say they have been without water for the past 15 years and have given Premier Supra Mahumapelo until Saturday to respond to their demands.

The remnants of burnt tyres and debris strewn on the side of the R104 tell the story of a week of violent protest in the area.

A highway clean-up team is trying to repair a mangled steel barrier on the side of the road

Water Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane today postponed her planned visit to a nearby water treatment plant in Brits.

Her spokesperson Themba Khumalo says she will visit the area after the president's State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Thursday.

Khumalo says the minister wants to take her cue from Zuma because he could make important announcements on Majakaneng and other protest-hit areas.

Video: Majakeneng residents have finally clarified their demands.