Kroondal rioters torch truck

African News Agency

Kroondal rioters torch truck
Kroondal protest. Photo Arrive Alive Twitter.

A truck was burnt in Kroondal near Rustenburg during a community protest in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Residents barricaded the road with burning tyres, logs and rocks, demanding water, electricity and toilets.

“Kroondal is big, there are over 5,000 voters in this ward, but we do not have access to service, we have electricity connection but our electricity is not yet live,” community leader Bongani Dhlamini said.

Kroondal is ward 35 of the Rustenburg local municipality.

Dhlamini said electricity was connected to houses over the past four years, but they had not yet been able to use it.

“This is just hanging cables going into our houses. There is no electricity. The Rustenburg municipality must just come and take back this cables.”

He said the situation exposed residents to danger as criminals stole the cables.

The Rustenburg municipality said the electrification process in Kroondal was underway, but that there had been delays.

“The electrification process in Kroondal is underway, about to be completed soon. There’s been delays in the process due to unforeseen circumstances,” said spokesperson Thapelo Matebesi.

Members of the Bleskop Taxi Association removed objects on the road to allow traffic to flow while in Ikemeleng township, roads were blocked with tree trunks and rocks.

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