Boksburg protesters block roads

2010-11-30 13:41
Johannesburg - Residents living in the Boksburg area blocked entrances and exits to Reiger Park and Ramaphosa informal settlement on Tuesday, Ekurhuleni police said.

Metro police spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng, said the entrances and exits to Reiger Park and Ramaphosa were blocked with rocks, "foreign objects", and burning tyres from 09:00.

Mokheseng said the unrest was caused by different groups of people claiming to live within the vicinity.

The affected intersections were Archie Jonas and Old Elsburg, Leon Ferreira and Commissioner, including Old Elsburg and Commissioner.

"It is not clear at this stage what the protest is all about and we are closely monitoring the situation to ensure safety and security," Mokheseng said.

The Ekurhuleni public order policing unit was attending the scene for crowd control purposes, along with police and members of the "red ants".

Motorists were advised to use alternative routes.

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