WATCH | Scrapyard set alight amid Joburg protests

2019-09-02 20:05
Plumes of smoke filled the air in Jeppestown on Monday after protesters set alight a scrapyard.

Plumes of smoke filled the air in Jeppestown on Monday after protesters set alight a scrapyard. (Nokuthula Manyathi, News24)

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Police and firefighters are on high alert in the Johannesburg CBD after a scrapyard was set alight in Jeppestown late on Monday afternoon. 

This, as part of ongoing protests in the area.

Protesting residents gathered earlier to call on foreign nationals to leave.

Several protesters told News24 they wanted foreigners to leave the area, claiming that they were behind drug-dealing in the area.

Jeppestown and Malvern residents also looted shops while damaging property and cars in two separate incidents of violence.

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