Much hyped Greyton protests pass off peacefully without incident.

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This morning Heuwelkroon and Boschmanskloof residents blocked the main road before marching to the Greyton TWK municipal offices to hand over a memorandum of demands which was received by municipal officials. The protest was to highlight community concerns over the increasing size of Madiba Park, a new informal settlement adjoining these two communities. A recent increase in crime in the area has been blamed on these residents. Furthermore, residents have been angered by suggestions that Twk Municipality will supply these residents with houses and services prior to the original residents of the area who have been waiting for 20 years.

The memorandum handed to TWK this morning requires a response within 7 days to address the outstanding grievances of residents. Failing this more action is planned by unhappy residents. Marchers dispersed and went about there business just before 9am returning the situation to normal. It is prudent to note that much hype was made about this event by ill-informed Greyton residents resulting in business and schools being closed without due cause. The scenes was attended by local SAPS and POPS members.

 

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