Protest in Kliptown Soweto – smell of poverty

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Protest action in Kliptown taking place this morning. Chris Hani Road, between Elias Motswaledi and Klipspruit Road,and roads around Dlamani and Kliptown are affected.

Protesters are blocking railway lines, trains cannot pass across.

Demonstrators are protesting over basic services, and mobile toilets overcrowding. Residents say the smell of poverty is overwhelming.

Motorists are urged to use alternative routes.

Kliptown residents often protest over service deliveries, and for years the demonstrators have voiced their anger at the ruling African National Congress (ANC) government for not delivering. Electricity, houses, essential services, and overcrowding in Kliptown are problems that have not been resolved.

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