Dube residents protest for electricity

More than 300 residents of the Dube hostel in Soweto are protesting in demand of electricity, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

"At about 9.30pm the residents went on the rampage, barricading the road with rocks and burning tires," Constable Sibusiso Chauke said.

"There was no electricity at the hostel and they were demanding it."

Chauke said the crowd dispersed shortly after the police arrived.

A car travelling on the barricaded road between Dube and Phefeni was damaged.

A public violence case was opened, but no arrests had been made yet, Chauke said.

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