Riot police have been deployed to the Tudor/Soul City Informal settlement in Kagiso on Gauteng’s West Rand following violent protests by residents. They are demanding that speed bumps be built in Tudor Road, one of the main roads in the area.
They say a child was killed by a speeding taxi yesterday and another is recovering in hospital after he was hit by a car last week.
Earlier residents threw stones at passing motorists. Community leader Jeffrey Ramoruti says: “The taxi that hit the child is the one that led to the protest. We demand the erection of humps. A child is in Leratong Hospital and another one has died. Residents also want stands with water, electricity and sanitation.”
Meanwhile, the situation has returned to normal at Peta-nenge village outside Tzaneen in Limpopo after service delivery protests. Schooling has also resumed. Community members dug trenches across roads and blockaded streets leading to the village. They are unhappy about a lack of water.
They’ve now given the Mopani District municipality until mid-August to supply them with clean drinking water.