In anger, Tembisa burns itself to ashes

Community members of Tembisa township in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg, took to the street this week in an uproar because of electricity costs, high rates and taxes and their unmet request to have a meeting with the mayor of Ekurhuleni municipality. Vandalism ensued.

One of the self made entrances Tembisa community members made to get in and out of the municipal yard.
One of the openings the Tembisa community members made to get in and out of the municipal yard. Picture: Lerato Bruno Nonkonyane

Tembisa Ekurhuleni municipal building baring the aftermath of fire.
Tembisa Ekurhuleni municipal building baring the aftermath of fire. Picture: Lerato Bruno Nonkonyane

The once entrance Tembisa community members used to go into the municipal building to pay their municipal accounts and buy electricity.
The once entrance Tembisa community members used to go into the municipal building to pay their municipal accounts and buy electricity. Picture: Lerato Bruno Nonkonyane

entrance to the building that handled ingredients applications and admin at the Tembisa municipal offices
Entrance to the building that handled ingredients applications and admin at the Tembisa municipal offices. Picture: Lerato Bruno Nonkonyane



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