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Calm returns to Thembelihle after protests

Residents took to the streets barricading roads with burning tyres and rocks this weekend.

Protests at Thembelihle in Lenasia. Picture: Imtiaz Dasoo/iWitness

JOHANNESBURG - Police are still monitoring the situation following protests in Lenasia over the weekend.

Residents took to the streets barricading roads with burning tyres and rocks in what is reported to have been a protest over poor service delivery.

Police used teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters.

#Thembelihle residents have held council, the protests will continue #citi pic.twitter.com/LIaxGah4Ku - ^AW

I see children. RT "Protesting residents from the #Thembelihle informal settlement are demanding houses, water pic.twitter.com/HJLmWhyty6"

"Bangalore"&felt yes not in SA

@Faizie143:Bangalore St.alongside #Thembelihle littered with rock & tyres. @Abramjee pic.twitter.com/tdGCM4MKdV"

#Thembelihle Residents demanding water,sanitation & housing.They want MEC Jacob Mambolo to address them @Abramjee pic.twitter.com/17jTvk7A1I