Joburg highway protest affects traffic

2013-03-11 07:25

Johannesburg - Protests disrupted traffic on the N14 and Malibongwe drive on Monday, Johannesburg metro police said.

"The traffic is affected on Malibongwe and the N14, motorists are advised to use alternative routes," said spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

He said there was a group of protesters on Malibongwe drive near Cosmo City and another group on the N14 near Diepsloot.

"The cause of these protests is not known at this stage."

He said metro police officers had been deployed to monitor the protests which started at around 05:00.

  • bertus.pretorius.1 - 2013-03-11 07:33

    Probably getting what they vote for. Don't worry, next year is election year and you can now demand anything with the reply of a promise again. Meanwhile I will sit in traffic and be late for work.

      Fredster69 - 2013-03-11 08:49

      I agree. If you voted for the ANC,and going to vote for them again, then you cannot complain about them. If they steal your money, and you vote for them, then dont moan

      Yanga Maroloma - 2013-03-11 08:52

      Ja nxt year 'we' vote ANC again, and next year you will continue your moaning, Bertus.

      Keg - 2013-03-11 08:55

      @Yanga, And next year your people get no service again. See the pattern?

      Tums Down - 2013-03-11 08:58

      @Yanga Maroloma - I will nalso be voting ANC next year.. These Pigs can be late for work.. who cares.,.

      Anthony Spruyt - 2013-03-11 09:06

      The people who matter do care as such you are a waste of space Tums.

      Revelgen - 2013-03-11 09:22

      Yanga - your reply saying that you don't care that people will be late for work sums it all up. These are the people who are paying for this country to run. Just 3.3 million people (out of 51 million) pay 99% of the country's income tax. Fact! Why? Because they work. You on the other hand, who think you are 'entitled' to just take and take, are typical of just what is so extremely wrong with South Africa.

      heathwaymaster - 2013-03-11 09:45

      Probably burning and destroying because they have not received their free Government house and free electricity and water yet. Why can’t the Government deliver planks of wood, lengths of steel, glass panes, and washbasins and toilet, and meters of electrical cable, as well as a brickmaking machine, and let these idle layabouts build their own homes. Government inspectors and a few building supervisors could monitor the building and give advice. Oh yes this is silly. In Kayalicha on the cape flats, they could have had half the number of toilets if fully screened, or double the toilets if they screened them there selves. A large number were too lazy to do any work, and then complained of the human indignity of exposing their arses when going to the toilet. If they are too lazy to put up a few sheets of iron, they will be even more horrified if expected to get of their arses and build their own homes. Better to sit on logs in the sun, watch others work, and then collect the keys once all is finished to their satisfaction. All electricity should go through a pay box, so they get to realise not all is totally free in life, and others should not be expected to provide due to their gross idleness an lack of a work ethic .

  • Andre Jacobs - 2013-03-11 07:49

    Maybe they are protesting because there are not enough protests. Surely this is illegal and they should be carted away in a jiffy. What are we paying taxes for? the police must do their duty.

      alan.gernet - 2013-03-11 08:08

      nah -the police might get busted for dragging their heels....

  • Andre Jacobs - 2013-03-11 08:00

    Maybe they are striking because it is just fun to create chaos. Surely this is illegal and they should have been removed already. What are we paying taxes for?. The police must do their duty.

  • gerasimos - 2013-03-11 08:04

    The leaders you wanted are the leaders you got so whats your problem? You want services delivered?- VOTE FOR SOMEONE ELSE!.... but please don't trash hard earned tax payers money when you start breaking/burning stuff in your frustration.

  • mark.barker.370 - 2013-03-11 08:27

    Cause unknown - Get real , they want more FREE STUFF!

      Yanga Maroloma - 2013-03-11 08:49

      Your dead brain can use FREE education...

      Revelgen - 2013-03-11 09:24

      It always amazes me that that when ANC supporters reply, they just resort to personal insults - never refute the facts. Why could this be, I wonder...?

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-03-11 09:41

      N24 always with half the story. According to latest radio nes report they are protesting absence of electricity

      mark.barker.370 - 2013-03-11 09:51

      Numbskull - I have more education than your entire family and its paid for!!!

  • Adele Bredenkamp - 2013-03-11 08:53

    well well! whats new! i think dancing because u are angry is rediculous, but thats just me!

  • criticallyhonest - 2013-03-11 08:58

    Dont ask what THEY want...rather ask: What do the instigators want. Underlying this, and others like it, will be one or a group of trouble-makers working either political or personal agendas (or both).

  • Juanne-pierre De Abreu - 2013-03-11 08:59

    Human evolution escapes some folk.

  • ab64 - 2013-03-11 09:04

    January, February, March, March, March, March, March...............................

  • ab64 - 2013-03-11 09:07

    All the refugess, illegal immigrants, criminals not happy with life. They want more and more and not today they wanted it yesterday. It can only be Mozambicans, Zimbabweans, Congolese that are rioting. They are also responsible for all the violent crime in this country

  • guy.ryninks - 2013-03-11 09:36

    Our national past-time. Singing, Dancing and Complaining. All this and they stay unemployed, what a marvellous achievement for the underdog. You prove society wrong everyday. #Proud

  • Winifred Watson - 2013-03-11 09:54

    Tums Down.......When the PIGS leave the country, what is going to be left, who is going to support the people, the ANC. If you believe life will be wonderful if all the pigs up and leave, then, you are brain dead. At least the pigs are trying to do some good for the country, not for themselves, for the good of all, which is more than the current leadership is doing. They are only looking after themselves and using you for voting fodder. When there are no more pigs left, the lot of you will be sitting waiting for the foreign pigs to drop off food parcels for you. I wonder if you will regret having said what you did. Grow up and start thinking intelligently.

  • jaap.kotze - 2013-03-12 05:55

    Costing them, and the country time and money! Just dont expect them to understand that.

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