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Diepsloot residents vow to intensify protests overnight

Residents are demanding houses, water and electricity, saying they have been neglected by the government.

Diepsloot residents have blocked roads with burning tyres and debris. Picture: Koketso Motau/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Residents in Diepsloot have vowed to intensify their service delivery protest overnight.

They have on Monday evening blocked roads with burning tyres and debris after bringing the community to a standstill earlier.

Residents are demanding houses, water and electricity, saying they have been neglected by the government.

One resident has told Eyewitness News that they will not sleep until their demands are met.

“The fire is on in the road, there is no car or taxi that can leave the area.”

Earlier, another resident said they are tired of the conditions they live in.

“We’re striking because we want electricity. President Jacob Zuma hasn’t helped with our problems because he’s giving the Guptas the money.”