Petrol station shop destroyed in Zandspruit protests

2016-03-16 11:57

Johannesburg - Protesting Zandspruit residents destroyed a petrol station shop near their informal settlement in northern Johannesburg on Tuesday night, Gauteng police said. 

Police later fired rubber bullets and teargas at stone-throwing protesters.

"They looted the shop at the garage and damaged the ATM. They then burned the shop," Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said on Wednesday. 

On Tuesday night, they began blocking roads with burning tyres and threw stones at passing vehicles. Police managed to arrest only one person as the rest of the protesters fled into the informal settlement. 

On Wednesday morning, police were using teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the group. Nobody had been reported injured,  Makhubela said.

Meanwhile, Beyers Naude remained closed to traffic between Johan and Peter roads. Motorists were advised to use the N14 and Hendrik Potgieter as alternatives, said metro police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

According to reports on social media, the protest was over electricity connections.

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