Tebogo Msimanga |
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) calls on the South African Police Services (SAPS) and Ekhuruleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) to practice restraint in their interactions with protesters in Tembisa, Gauteng.
The country has woken up to massive service delivery protests in Tembisa, which come as a result of the constant rise in the cost of living, electricity and general poverty that characterises South African society.
EFF spokesperson Sinawo Tambo said the people of Tembisa, have rightfully called on the Mayor of Ekhuruleni Tania Campbell to meet with them and address the challenges confronting them, towards an amicable solution. Camphell arrived at the Olifantsfontein municipal offices and said the violent protest on Monday was a well-orchestrated operation.
Meanwhile, four people have been killed in the Tembisa protest. Gauteng premier David Makhura has condemned the violent protest.