Protesters block N1 near Orange Farm

2017-05-11 21:55
A truck was pelted at the Grasmere tollgate. (Supplied)

A truck was pelted at the Grasmere tollgate. (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Protesters have barricaded the N1 north and south near Orange Farm with rocks and tyres on Thursday evening, Johannesburg Metro Police said.

Vehicles are also being stoned at the N1 Grasmere tollgate.

JMPD spokesperson Chief Superintend Wayne Minnaar has advised motorists travelling in that direction to exercise caution.

Minnaar said more officers has been deployed to remove the objects blocking the freeway.

He said protesters have also blocked Carr Street and the Soweto Highway in Meadowlands.

The protests is about the lack of electricity, Minnaar said.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  protests

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.