West Rand motorists warned of delivery protest

2014-01-17 09:40

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."

  • KingPun - 2014-01-17 09:47

    Why warn East Rand mortorist if protests are in the west rand?

      Amdyn - 2014-01-17 11:36

      Lol, they changed it now

      KingPun - 2014-01-17 12:13

      LOL and they deleted the first comment,I guess mine is next once they realise it is the same question asked just fraised differently.

  • Jay Hull - 2014-01-17 09:51

    Who wrote this artical, Zuma? Stupid twat writer doesn't know left from right

      Bheki Dladla - 2014-01-17 10:34

      Even Zuma knows the difference between EASTRAND and WESTRAND.... He sure could have done a much better job.

  • Penguine Lott - 2014-01-17 09:56

    Eh dont you know your east from your west? And you are reporting news? Damn now everytime we read the articles we must check to see if they are talking the truth? Left is Left or is it really? Mandela has passed on or has he? Today is Friday or is it? Common man the body of the story says West Rand but the headline says East Rand. Who proof read your article before submitting it? The cat? or was it the dog?

      Willy Deville - 2014-01-17 10:30

      Proof read by Zuma?

  • Monare Monareng - 2014-01-17 09:56

    Come on news24 this is misleading,up your game!

  • Stephan Steenkamp - 2014-01-17 09:57

    "The demonstrations started on Tuesday, with protesters DEMANDING better service delivery and houses" Lets all demand for houses. I dont want to pay electricity, tax, water, E-toll and parties for the ANC. Where can I go to get this free handouts?? Im tired waking up at 5am to travel to work and spend 10 hours of my day trying to make a living. Please ANC, spill the beans of where I must go. I dont mind paying a bribe to get free housing (The only way of getting any service in the new and improved SA).

      Nic Mechanic - 2014-01-17 10:34

      lakka one Stephan...

      Sanet Ballack - 2014-01-20 13:43


  • Jan Grimbeek - 2014-01-17 10:01

    Princess informal settlement in Roodepoort = WEST RAND

      Jabu Mthembu - 2014-01-17 10:09

      come on stream its a human error & a funny joke hahahaaaa

  • Stream too - 2014-01-17 10:03

    When did Roodepoort move to the East Rand?

      Bheki Dladla - 2014-01-17 10:31

      today according to some "clever" repoter... what a joke

  • Gideon de Klerk - 2014-01-17 10:04

    Only East Rand motorists are warned according to the heading. I don't have to worry since I'm from Pretoria...phew what a relief! It sounds like our government issued this warning...

  • Hemlock - 2014-01-17 10:13

    ummmmmmmmmmmmmm.....don't you mean WEST Rand? Eiiissshhhh, please check your story before posting it!

  • Faahim Dajee - 2014-01-17 10:14

    Solution Dear Protestor's - Next time vote differently or don't complain. Solution Dear Drivers - Run them OVER.

      Sanet Ballack - 2014-01-20 13:44


  • Dick Turpin - 2014-01-17 10:15

    It is because N24 is based in Cape Town and they have no clue as to how Jo'burg is laid out... they just sit on the beaches in Paarl and sip their wine!!! ;)

      michael.tetley.35 - 2014-01-17 10:20

      Paarl is inland and does not have any beaches!

      Willy Deville - 2014-01-17 10:31

      Wine is Paarl, though. OMG, i can do with a lot of that now.

      michael.tetley.35 - 2014-01-17 10:34

      Why the thumbs down turkey's. Consult a map. It's pretty obvious.

      Dick Turpin - 2014-01-17 11:02

      I know Paarl doesn't have any beaches.. that was the entire point of my post... just like Roodepoort is in the West Rand... NOT East!!!!

      NuttyZA - 2014-01-17 11:05

      sheesh... when you have to explain jokes, they ain't funny anymore!!!

  • Staal Van Der Bergh - 2014-01-17 10:22

    Why are East Rand motorists warned of protest action that will be happening in the West Rand? Am I missing something or is the editor missing direction?

      Willy Deville - 2014-01-17 10:34

      Its Friday. As an ex-employee of M24,I can imagine the editor at some breakfast, somewhere.

  • Ria Cook - 2014-01-17 10:23

    Please ask this reporter if, where and when he matriculated.

      Willy Deville - 2014-01-17 10:34

      Same school as Malema.

  • Whatalotigot Smarties - 2014-01-17 10:26

    Non-taxpayers = You get what you vote for. Taxpayers = You do nit get what you pay for. LOL

      Nic Mechanic - 2014-01-17 10:30

      smart one Smarties...I like...

  • Thembalethu Mdumane KaNtoyanto - 2014-01-17 10:26

    These fool keep on protesting the whole year n keep voting for the same ppl tht dnt care abt them! They jst piss me off. They deserve wht they getting and I'm sure one of them will die

  • Pieter Delport - 2014-01-17 10:29

    Roodepoort now on the EastRand? Serve them good, Roodepoort residents have always thought themselves to be above reisdents of the East Rand. Welcome boys and girls.

  • Stewart Mackay - 2014-01-17 10:36

    Someone doesn't know their East from their West.

  • Ben Maluleke - 2014-01-17 10:39

    Editor, you are confusing us

  • Helesti Daye-Fourie - 2014-01-17 10:41

    I obviously got taught very different Geography at school.... Damn that old syllabus

  • Sapper_Coetzee - 2014-01-17 10:44

    Arrest them all for infringing on others constitutional rights. Or is freedom of movement conditional? If I have to pass there I have every right to do so or not? And the police must ensure the safety of the law abiding citizen.

  • Khaba Njabulo Mkhize - 2014-01-17 10:47

    But I thought Princess was in the East Rand??

      Willy Deville - 2014-01-17 11:06

      Joe, Minora sharp! Hahaha

  • Merle Jackson - 2014-01-17 10:56

    I live close to that informal settlement and must say they those people are really living in such inhumane conditions, they should all just move into JZ's mansion, after all it is the tax payers money that paid for the multi million upgrade.

  • Mpanza Jerry - 2014-01-17 10:56

    Leave Pres Zuma out of this...

      Willy Deville - 2014-01-17 11:08

      He is in charge. He is in it, Nakandla, Gupta, Shaik, Arms deal n all!

  • WildCatSal - 2014-01-17 10:58

    Someone needs to give this editor a GPS and send 'reporter' back to school. Period!

      WildCatSal - 2014-01-17 11:03

      Oh wait... School won't help, pass rate 30% (hand over eyes)

  • Desiree du Plessis - 2014-01-17 11:02

    East Rand?? This is in the West Rand!

      stefan.strydom.902 - 2014-01-17 11:10

      This makes me worry because I now stay on the East Rand. Do I have to grow a mullet now??

  • Neville Mayes - 2014-01-17 11:07

    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. So these criminals can put lives in danger while cops watch? Anyone who throws a rock at a car should be arrested or shot

      Willy Deville - 2014-01-17 11:11

      They cant watch the criminals. They have to look over their shoulders to see when their boss "restructure" them.

  • Natus Ferreira - 2014-01-17 11:26

    So next time I'm not happy with my electricity and rates account I can go and throw some bricks and stones through one of these guys' windows and that will be tolerated without me getting arrested? Nice to know!

  • Ryno de Bruyn - 2014-01-17 11:28

    and I bet you they will be voting in 2015 these protest will just continue...again....

  • Corrie Botha - 2014-01-17 11:41

    I'm gonna start blocking of roads because I didn't get free stuff and please iets a protest not a CRIME so warn the law abiding citizens if got big stones to throw at cars invading MY space!!!!!!!!! ANC gave me the right to be a leagal criminal so jmpd sap go sleep I am the law!!!!

  • Nadia Ungerer - 2014-01-17 11:57

    Where must these houses be build. If you know where Princess informal settlement is, you will know that they are living on a peace of land that is very small, this used to be a small holding or small farm in the middle of where there now are town houses. Maybe I must also find myself a peace of vacant land and demand a house since I also do not own property. So easy just to demand in RSA!!!!!

  • Christo Boshoff - 2014-01-17 13:15

    More service delivery protests proudly brought to you by the ANC!

  • Willem Labuschagne - 2014-01-17 14:02

    Where is this exactly? I would like to go and self defend my life there...

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