Olievenhoutbosch residents protest against corruption

Photo: Chriselda Lewis Twitter

Residents of Olievenhoutbosch marched along the R55 on Monday to protest against corruption and lack of service delivery.

“They will move from Waterberg open ground at R55 road then turn right into extension 24 and proceed to the park,” said the Tshwane metro police (TMPD.)

The TMPD said officers had been deployed to the march to ensure law and order.

“Metro police officers will be deployed to monitor the march and all affected streets.”

“Motorists are advised to avoid the affected streets and use alternative routes.”

-Video by Chriselda Lewis

DA PR councillor in the ward Anru Meyer said he was aware of the service delivery concerns in the ward.

“I am aware of the many service delivery issues in the ward. Residents have engaged me before on the corruption that is also taking place in the ward,” said Meyer.

“I have spoken with the councillor about the issues but they remain unresolved.”

Meyer said challenges in the area go beyond service delivery and have not been given sufficient attention by the councillor.

“Crime is a huge issue in the ward and residents have said they feel their grievances are not being given any form of attention, so they have decided to take up the matter with the provincial government.”

-Video by Chriselda Lewis

No comment has been received from ANC councillor Cedrick Tsela, who represented the ward, at the time of going to print.

Residents alleged that RDP houses in the area were being sold to people who did not apply for them.

They said they had been waiting for houses for a long time, but nothing was happening.

The marchers had stopped taxis transporting people to work and blocked the R55.

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