Police confirmed that four Thembisa residents lost their lives during yesterday’s protests. The residents were protesting against poor service delivery.
There are fears that there might be more deaths following a deadly crackdown by the local authorities.
The residents wanted the mayor of Ekurhuleni Tania Campbell to come and address them. They are angry that she decided not to come.
Roads were barricaded with burning tires and debris. Thembisa police station was also set alight by angry protesters.