In the early hours pf today, Monday 21 September 2020 residents of Mamelodi East blocked Tsamaya Road due to the issue of power in their area.
This happens after level 1 of lock down commenced today and people getting back to work. Some residents replied on the Facebook posts about protesters blocking the roads. Others suggests soldiers to intervene to prevent the protest.
Some residents have concerns that protests in Mamelodi are endless. According to their comments, it is believed that residents do not protest near their homes but taking it in the streets. Others on their comments raised a fact that the protesters should protest near the municipality offices instead.
There were strikes before in Mamelodi regarding the issue of electricity. Most people think they are residents who relocate to places with no access to service delivery and expects the government to solve the issue immediately after they have moved in those areas.
Some residents complained on the comment section that some of the protesters don’t even pay for the services causing the protests. Another suggests that the protest should be taken to Union Buildings to complain that they are being sabotaged in the community.
The protest started last night and it is not yet known when it will stop.
By: Fortunate Machaba