Uitenhage protest leader warns of retaliation against police

Mkhululi Ndamase

AFTER THE PROTESTS: Johnson Tsotsa, 67, of KwaLanga 24, walks down Kamesh Street next to the debris left behind by protesters. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE
AFTER THE PROTESTS: Johnson Tsotsa, 67, of KwaLanga 24, walks down Kamesh Street next to the debris left behind by protesters. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE

A LEADER of the Uitenhage protests yesterday warned that should police continue to fire rubber bullets at protesters, they would attack policemen who lived in their communities.

Police fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters who were barricading roads, burning tyres and throwing stones at the police on Monday night.

The residents are lashing out at what they say is the slow pace of housing delivery from the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. Violence in the town’s western areas erupted last Wednesday when residents marched to the town hall to hand over a petition demanding land to build shacks while they wait for RDP houses.

Since Wednesday four houses and one tavern have been burnt. Last week two councillors’ homes were torched.

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2 thoughts on “Uitenhage protest leader warns of retaliation against police

  • February 12, 2014 at 8:03 pm
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    It is not only appalling but scary the level of disregard for authorities by elders in our communities,same elders who will call police use-less when teenagers and gangs run rampage.I wish society could understand that
    these police are doing their JOBS and threating them beacause they come from our neighborhood shows that we have not realy evolved from our brothers the Apes.

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  • February 12, 2014 at 11:53 am
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    When will this come to an end

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