Violent protest breaks out in Diepsloot

2017-07-10 08:31

Johannesburg – A group of Diepsloot residents have barricaded roads with burning tyres and are throwing rocks at passing cars, Johannesburg metro police said on Monday morning. 

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Spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar told News24 that motorists should avoid the R511 road.

Earlier in the morning the N14 highway was also closed, however it has since been reopened.

The R511 remains closed, Minnaar said. 

The situation was still tense and motorists were advised to use the R55 as an alternative route.  

The protest is believed to be about electrical issues in the area.

Minnaar said police were on scene to monitor the situation.

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