Protesters barricade Gauteng highway

2012-06-04 08:55

Several residents from Orange Farm in south Gauteng have barricaded sections of the Golden Highway during a service delivery protest.

“The protesters are using rocks and tyres. The protest started at around 1am, and it is still carrying on,” Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said today.

“We have police there to oversee the situation, and there has been no violence.”

He said the protest was related to service delivery, but could not provide further details.

Johannesburg metro police spokesperson Superintendent Wayne Minnaar advised motorists to use the N1 highway as an alternative.

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