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Protests spread throughout city

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THE PROTEST started by Roodepan residents has now spread to other areas in the city, including Galeshewe, where residents barricaded Seleke Street, and Colville where residents were preparing to protest.

Trapped motorists were apparently intimidated when they tried to cross the barricaded roads while protesters were accused of demanding money.

The road to Barkly West was barricaded by disgruntled Roodepan residents whose houses and shacks were still under water due to heavy rain. All entrances into and out of Roodepan en Lerato Park were closed.

Later residents in Colville joined the protest action and barricaded roads in that area as well.

They threatened to march to the office of the Executive mayor of Sol Plaatje, Patrick Mabilo, who failed to respond to their memorandum which they handed over to him two weeks ago.

Greenpoint residents also closed the road.

This is a developing story.