- Police vans were greeted with petrol bombs in fiery exchanges on Monday in Davidsonville, Gauteng
- Footage revealed how police vehicles were set alight due to angry protestors’ makeshift bombs
- It is believed the protests are linked to lengthy power outages and residents have demanded resolution from government
Police officers were forced to dodge petrol bombs and angry residents on Monday in Davidsonville, Gauteng.
Angry residents have been protesting over the last few days and police descended on the area to disperse the crowds.
However, protestors were in no mood to restore calm as they fired petrol bombs at police vans.
Video footage has been shared via social media, which shows off the fiery exchanges.
Briefly.co.za noted how a police van was set alight amid the chaos.
SowetanLIVE initially reported that reasons for the protests were linked to electricity issues, but specifics were unknown.
SAPS representative Captain Kay Makhubele said, “They started last week. They have been protesting throughout last week. They are just saying it is about electricity, I don’t know what about the electricity. The situation is stable but tense.”
The South African has since reported on the dissatisfaction with Ward Councillor for the Roodepoort-based suburb, Rene Benjamin.
Residents were left without power due to a string of faulty electrical boxes and are unhappy that it hasn’t been resolved as yet.
A group of residents have also called on Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba, to personally visit the area and explain what it being done about the problem.
Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) shared the news via twitter and social media users were quick to react.
Based on the initial reaction, the majority are unhappy that protestors are taking the law into their own hands.
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