Joburg protests suspended

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Protest action across Johannesburg has been suspended. This follows service delivery protests on Wednesday in various parts of the city including Eldorado Park, Freedom Park, Lenasia, Diepkloof, Dobsonville and Meadowlands.

Protesters are demanding that the Gauteng Human Settlements Department deliver on the 48 000 housing stands it promised communities following last year’s violent protests.

Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Uhuru Moiloa has called for calm and for community leaders to work with government to resolve their issues.

Johannesburg Metro police spokesperson Edna Mamonyane says the situation is calm Thursday morning.

“After yesterday morning protest we were dealing with around Soweto, this morning everything is going smoothly, we just have our normal morning traffic. We don’t have anything reported to us at the JMPD and we have not got anything throughout the night yesterday.”