Hammanskraal burns as angry protesters take to the streets

2016-05-23 08:52

Pretoria - Buses were burnt and cars apparently stoned as angry protesters took to the streets in Hammanskraal on Monday morning.

Community members began protesting over the removal of shacks that were illegally erected in an area near the Jubilee Mall, police spokesperson Constable Herman Moremi told News24.

Moremi could not confirm rumours circulating on social media that the Red Ants security guards were dispatched to the area, although video clips on Twitter by @RamsOfhie show people clad in bright red outfits being driven on the back of trucks.

Locals spoke of a “total lockdown” in the area and that Hammanskraal was “on fire”.

Moremi warned motorists to avoid the area and use alternative routes instead.

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