Protesters torched 15 cars at the Eskom depot as they demand for power to be restored. Picture: Twitter
JOHANNEBURG – Protests in Klipspruit Valley in Soweto over power cuts have turned violent, with police confirming that cars were set alight overnight at the Eskom depot.
The situation is calm this morning, but residents of the Nancefield hostel have barricaded roads with tyres and rocks.
They are demanding that the power utility restore electricity, which it apparently cut off because of illegal connections.
The police's Lungelo Dlamini says, “Fifteen cars were burned, seven were damaged and several windows at the Eskom depot were also damaged. No one has been arrested.”
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COMMENTS BY SONNY
SOUTH AFRICA IS THE ONLY COUNTRY WHERE SABOTAGE IS NOT A CRIME BUT A PROTEST ACTION!
IF THIS HAD HAPPENED IN RUSSIA PUTIN WOULD HAVE SENT HIS TANKS IN AND SLAUGHTERED THE "PROTESTERS!"
HERE MEDALS GET ISSUED FOR SABOTAGE CAMPAIGNS!
WHAT A DYSFUNCTIONAL AFFAIR!