Salga to intervene in Samwu dispute

Salga's Lucky Leseane says tensions in the municipality caused the Meyerton protests.

FILE: Residents from the Sicelo Informal Settlement barricade a road during a service delivery protest. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Local Government Association (Salga) says it will intervene in the dispute between South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) workers which has led to a service delivery protest in Meyerton.

Residents of the Sicelo informal settlement took to the streets this week barricading roads and blocking the R59 highway.

WATCH: Mayhem in Meyerton as police and protesters clash violently.

The protesters have complained about a lack of services such as sanitation, water, housing and electricity.

Salga's Lucky Leseane says tensions in the municipality caused the protests.

"This labour relations matter is spilling out into the community and that is not what we need and there are agreed channels of resolving labour matters."