Boksburg road cleared after protester blockade with stones, burning tyres

2017-01-21 18:56
File (Karabo Ngoepe/News24)

File (Karabo Ngoepe/News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg – Commissioner Road in Boksburg has been re-opened following a violent protest on Saturday morning, local police said.

EMPD spokesperson, acting lieutenant colonel Kobeli Mokheseng, said protesters blockaded Commissioner Road between Du Preez and Old Elsburg from around 05:00.

Rubble, stones and burning tyres were used during the demonstration by a group of people claiming to be living nearby.

Mokheseng said metro police and the police K9 unit attended the scene where the group handed a letter of demands to the mayoral committee.

The road was cleared at around 12:45 after the group handed over its letter of demand.

The police were still monitoring the area.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  protest action

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.


Cute pet pictures can improve your relationship!

It’s true! A new study shows animal pics can bring back the spark.



7 weirdly awesome pets you can own
Pack theory: fact or fiction?
Perfect dog-walking 1: Why dogs pull on the lead
SA stats: The role of pets in families
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.