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10 Apr 2019
12:14 pm

Frustrated Bekkersdal residents protest over lack of electricity

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Rubber bullets were fired to disperse angry crowds in the West Rand community's protest.

The current situation in Bekkersdal. Image: Twitter/@Slindelo_M

A protest due to service delivery is currently underway in Bekkersdal on the West Rand, reports Randfontein Herald.

Residents are currently marching to the municipal offices in Westonaria due to the fact that electricity has not yet been supplied as promised.

Protesters said they had engaged with Eskom, who still hadn’t provided them with electricity.

https://twitter.com/Slindelo_M/status/1115908301026467847

Roads have reportedly been blocked with burning tyres.

https://twitter.com/Siphumelele_K/status/1115893137984167937

Residents and motorists are urged to avoid this area at all costs.

Updates to follow as more information is made available.

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