Diepsloot residents blockade Pretoria N14 with rocks and burning tyres

2019-02-20 15:19
Angry residents of Diepsloot barricade N14 with stones and burning tyres.

Angry residents of Diepsloot barricade N14 with stones and burning tyres. (Supplied)

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The N14 South and North road in Pretoria was on lockdown on Wednesday morning after angry Diepsloot residents protested over lack of electricity. 

The protesters barricaded the road with stones and burning tyres, police spokesperson Kay Makhubele said.

"It's alleged that they have been without electricity for over three days, hence they are taking to the street," Makhubele said. 

Diepsloot police and JMPD officers were on the scene monitoring the situation and redirecting traffic. 

Also read: Mass service delivery protest hits Plettenberg Bay

Wednesday's protests come after residents shut down Nirvana Drive in Lenasia after illegal electricity connections were removed on Tuesday, News24 reported. 

The protest was sparked by a joint operation of City Power, the police and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) to remove illegal connections.

Several exposed wires, used to connect electricity from street lights along Lenasia Drive, were removed.

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