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One person hurt, vehicles torched in Emalahleni protest

Community members have barricaded roads with rocks and rubble it’s understood their protest is over service delivery and unemployment.

Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – A man has been injured and two vehicles set alight during protests in Emalahleni in Mpumalanga on Friday morning.

Community members have barricaded roads with rocks and rubble it’s understood that their protest is over service delivery and unemployment.

The police’s Leonard Hlathi says police are on the scene.

“Police are there to monitor the situation and we’re calling for calm that if people have got issues, they must deal with them by following due process... because if you damage other people’s property, that escalates to a criminal offense and is punishable by law.”

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