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Vol 50 No 16

Published 7th August 2009


South Africa

Township protestors take on the ANC government

After weeks of angry protests in the townships, President Zuma and his ministers promise to make the problems of the poorest a priority

Pictures of police firing rubber bullets into a crowd of protestors in Thokoza township on 27 July gave President Jacob Zuma's three-month-old government its strongest reality check to date. Some 200 protestors stoned a local municipal office after realising it was closed due to the municipal workers' strike, which had started the day before.

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