Protest-disrupted road reopened

2011-06-30 09:14

Joburg’s Beyers Naude Drive was reopened shortly after 9am today after a protest by Zandspruit residents turned violent, metro police said.

“The police managed to control the crowd and there is a heavy police presence there right now,” spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

Protesters earlier threw stones at passing cars.

“We don’t know if any motorist or protester has been injured.”

In March, violent service delivery protests erupted in Zandspruit that saw some 88 protesters being arrested.

Residents were unhappy about poor housing and inadequate sanitation.

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