Douglas – Members of the community in Douglas have resorted to violent protest because of the termination of municipal services to a large group of community members yesterday by the Siyancuma Municipality. Protestors have apparently set fire to the Municipal Technical Building as well as various vehicles and bakkies that were on the municipal property.
Mr. X. Geco has defended the action of the municipality stated that the termination of services was solely due to the failure of community members to pay for the basic services. It has not been possible at this time to determine if they are angered at quality of services or if they feel that the municipality has been heavy handed in dealing with the non-payment issue. The Solomon Star approached Mayor Lorraine Senye for comment but has not received a response at the time of publication.