Roads closed in Randfontein service delivery protest

2015-02-04 09:02

Roads were barricaded and tyres burnt in Mohlekeng, outside Randfontein in western Gauteng during a service delivery protest this morning.

“Since 4am, people have barricaded roads. They have been stopping commuters from going to work and stopping children from going to school,” said Randfontein police spokesperson Captain Appel Ernst.

“Tyres are also being burnt ... Right now [8.30am] about 1500 people are entering Randfontein.”

She said the group had applied yesterday for a peaceful service delivery protest and it was granted for 9am to 3pm.

“But they started at 4am,” she said.

Police were on scene, and no arrests had been made yet.

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