Disgruntled Atteridgeville residents take to the streets over crime in area

Iavan Pijoos Journalist
Police said about 1,000 residents blocked several roads with burning tyres and rocks at about 6am.
Police said about 1,000 residents blocked several roads with burning tyres and rocks at about 6am.
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Disgruntled residents took the streets of Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, on Friday morning to voice their anger over the crime in the area, Gauteng police said.

Police spokesperson Capt Mavela Masondo said about 1,000 residents blocked several roads with burning tyres and rocks at about 6am.

Masondo said the community members marched to the police station to hand over a memorandum.

“They were complaining about crime in the area. They handed in the memorandum and have since dispersed.”

Masondo said a public violence case had been opened and no arrests were made.  

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