Tembisa, Orange Farm under tight watch following protests

One person was shot & wounded and a Metro Police vehicle badly damaged during protests this week.

FILE: A case of murder and malicious damage to property is being investigated by police. Picture: Freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police say they will maintain a strong presence in both Tembisa and Orange Farm after this week's service delivery protests that saw one person shot and wounded, and a Metro Police vehicle badly damaged.

Yesterday, some residents in Tembisa took to the streets, complaining that the process used to distribute RDP houses is not fair.

A case of attempted murder and malicious damage to property was opened after hostel dwellers opened fire on Metro Police officers, wounding one person who was walking to work.

Meanwhile in Orange Farm, residents are demanding that their ward councillor be recalled, saying he has failed to deliver on his mandate to facilitate the provision of essential services.

The police's Kay Makhubele says the situation remains tense in both townships.

"Police are continuing to monitor the situation. We will be continuing in both protest areas in Tembisa as well as Orange Farm."