Heavy police presence as unrest continues in Cacadu, Dordrecht

A HEAVY police presence is in place in Dordrecht and Cacadu as protest action against the Emalahleni Municipality continued for the third day today.

Residents are protesting against a lack of service delivery and have called for intervention by the provincial government. Although a delegation did visit Cacadu yesterday, the protesters have however indicated their intentions to continue with the protest until the provincial government returns with solutions after a seven-day period.

In Dordrecht, a scheduled meeting to discuss grievances this morning did not take place. At the time of going to press, a group of protesters were said to be approaching the town with some residents expressing concern over an increasingly volatile situation.

Police spokesman Captain Namhla Mdleleni has also indicated that a group of about 150 people were gathered in front of the Cacadu municipal offices at present. No arrests have been made and shops remained closed, she said.

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