Voter registration: Hopefield residents clash with police

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A man stands injured after police clash with Hopefield residents.

JOHANNESBURG – Hopefield residents clashed with police on Sunday, the final day of voter registration, with police reported to be firing rubber bullets and launching stun grenades at protesters.

Several people were reportedly injured in the clashes.

Roads leading to Hopefield, which is in the south of Johannesburg, have been blocked with burning tyres and bricks since yesterday.

Protesters have been adamant there will be no voter registration in their area this weekend. They said President Jacob Zuma himself must come to the informal settlement to tell them when they will get their RDP houses before they will allow any voter registration to take place.