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Gauteng premier’s officer addresses Finetown community leaders

Police have used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters after the housing demonstration spread to other areas of southern Joburg.

Finetown residents demonstrating over lack of houses in the area. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A representative from Gauteng premier David Makhura's office has addressed community leaders in Finetown, promising to meet with residents to resolve their housing issues.

Police have used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters after the housing demonstration spread to other areas of southern Joburg over the past few hours.

Eldorado Park and Ennerdale residents have called off their protests over the same issue.

Gauteng government's Eric Xayiya said: “The key issue for us is to get the MEC for Human Settlement and MMC, including the representative of the municipality and regional offices, so that we get clear reasons behind the problems that are creating havoc in these areas.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)