West Rand motorists warned of delivery protest

Johannesburg - Residents of Princess informal settlement in Roodepoort on the West Rand continued their protest action on Friday, Gauteng police said.

The demonstrations started on Tuesday, with protesters demanding better service delivery and houses.

Warrant Officer Nonhlanhla Khumalo said police were monitoring the situation and no arrests had been made.

Metro police closed off Main Reef and Corlett roads in the area as the protesters threw stones at passing cars.

"It is not safe for motorists to drive through that area," said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

"They can use Ontdekkers road as an alternative route."

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Should the red carpet portion of SONA be scrapped this year?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, it's inappropriate given the state of the country
93% - 1344 votes
No, it's part of the tradition
7% - 95 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
17.64
+0.1%
Rand - Pound
21.19
+0.2%
Rand - Euro
18.84
+0.6%
Rand - Aus dollar
12.17
-0.1%
Rand - Yen
0.13
-0.6%
Platinum
965.55
-0.9%
Palladium
1,647.20
+3.0%
Gold
1,872.62
+0.3%
Silver
22.25
-0.1%
Brent Crude
80.99
+1.3%
Top 40
73,434
-0.1%
All Share
79,534
-0.1%
Resource 10
74,594
+0.7%
Industrial 25
102,656
-0.5%
Financial 15
16,333
-0.3%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE