Groblersdal residents damage Sekhukhune District Municipality offices during protest

GROBLERSDAL – A group of protesters made up of residents of Groblersdal Town vandalized property at Sekhukhune District Municipality offices on Tuesday.

The residents had gathered at the municipality following a march they embarked on Friday demanding the scarping of their water bills, provision of clean water and a halt on water cuts in the town.

According to the residents the district municipality issued them exorbitant water bills since it took over the responsibility of water provisioning.

Peter Maroga, a community leader, said the residents could not understand reasons for the exorbitant bills since they continued payment of their bills at Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality even after the district took over the water provisioning responsibility in 2003.

At about 10:30 that morning, the residents mobilized and proceeded to the district municipality offices as they protested, started spilling rubbish on the corridors, breaking glasses. A municipality bakkie was also damaged during the pandemonium.

Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, Limpopo Provincial Police Spokesperson, said police attended the scene, surprisingly, municipal officials decided not to lay charges against those involved despite police advising them about prescribed procedures.

Ngoepe said two people were arrested for malicious damage to property and obstruction of police officers in the execution of their duties.

The two were later released on warning. Attempts to get comment from SDM were not successful at the time of going to press.

Thapelo Motseo

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