Thembelihle residents: We got our message across

Locals marched to the Lenasia police station amid claims by some that police abused their power.

Police have once again used tear gas and rubber bullets in Thembelihle where a small group of people have tried to burn down the house of a man alleged to have shot at protestors on 25 February 2015. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Despite a poor turnout at a planned march against alleged police abuse, residents of Thembelihle are confident they managed to get their message across.

Locals marched to the Lenasia police station amid claims by some that police abused their power during recent protests over a lack of housing in the area.

WATCH: Thembelihle residents square off with police.

Kagiso Digopo says they've sent their message to police.

"The picket went well, the message has made an impact because I saw one of the police officials was being interviewed by the media."

He says the picket serves as a stepping stone towards a broader campaign to have those responsible brought to account for such unwarranted actions.

Digopo says they are still determined to have the Gauteng MEC for Housing come to address their grievances.