Traffic was slow on Wednesday afternoon in Burgersfort when the communities of Ngwaabe and Steelpoort blocked the R37 in the CBD. The residents also destroyed a gate at the Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality’s chamber.
About three hundred villagers stormed into the municipality’s offices demanding a meeting with the mayor. The crowd was dispersed with rubber bullets while a section of the protesters hijacked seven trucks and utilised them to block the busy R37 as well as some streets in the town. The protesters also barricaded the R555 next to Adam’s cross with rocks. Amongst their demands are jobs at the mines and better services