Protesters block Golden Highway with rocks

2014-09-23 07:18
Rocks lie scattered over the Golden Highway. (Faheem Essop, Twitter)

Rocks lie scattered over the Golden Highway. (Faheem Essop, Twitter)

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Daveyton residents block streets, burn tyres

2014-08-19 12:26

Police are trying to contain a protest by Daveyton residents on the East Rand of Johannesburg. Residents burned tyres and blocked roads after police stopped them from moving onto a piece of land earmarked for another community.WATCH

Johannesburg - Protesters of the Lehae area in the south of Johannesburg outside Lenasia on Tuesday blockaded the Golden Highway with rocks, said the metro police department.

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Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the road was inaccessible to motorists.

"They should rather use the N1 or the K43 as alternative routes," he said.

The protest started before 05:00. It was not immediately clear what it was about.

Police officers were on the scene, said Minnaar.

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