Councillor’s furniture set alight by protestors

Residents of Ga-Rankuwa marching to their ward councillor's home.

Protesters broke into a GaRankuwa ANC councillor’s house on Thursday evening and removed his furniture, police said.

Spokesperson Warrant Officer Matthews Nkoadi said the furniture of thousands of rand was taken outside and set alight.

About 200 service delivery protesters broke into the house of councillor Dan Sekonya around 20:00.

“Police quickly rushed to the scene, and found the house had not yet been burned,” Nkoadi said.

“All the furnishings inside the house were taken out by the protesters, and set alight. Some of belongings were stolen.”

Witnesses said the protesters went to the councillor’s house to voice grievances over service delivery in the area.

“The councillor and his family were not in the house when this happened,” Nkoadi said.

Protests in ward 34 had been continuing for two days.

Neighbours, who asked not be named, told Rekord the protesters arrived at the house and blockaded the street. They broke in and vandalised the house.

One of the neighbours said she was still in shock.

“As people who live together we must not do this to one another. It is not good. This is a family house, it is not the councillor’s house.”

The councillor and his wife were too shaken to comment. Some relatives who came to see for themselves condemned the attack.

They say people should fight the Tshwane metro for lack of services instead of attacking the councillor and his family.

Police were yet to make arrests.

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