Road closed due to Weilers Farm protest

2014-04-14 09:41
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Johannesburg - Residents of Weilers Farm were protesting along the R554 south of Johannesburg on Monday morning, the city's metro police department said.

The road was closed between the Golden Highway and R81, as it was not safe for motorists, Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

Protesters were burning tyres and throwing stones at motorists.

The reason for the protest was not yet known. Police were monitoring the area, he said.

Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said protesters also closed several roads in Tsakane, on the East Rand, on Monday morning.

Police have reopened the roads and were monitoring the area.

The reason for that protest was not known.

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