Around 2 000 people protested in Atteridgeville in Pretoria, closing roads and burning tyres, in a stand against crime in the community.
Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo confirmed the mass action, saying the gathering started around 06:00.
“The group barricaded main roads of Atteridgeville with burning tyres. They marched to Atteridgeville Police Station where they handed a memorandum to the Station Commander, complaining about crime in the area,” he said.
After handing over the memorandum, the group dispersed from the police station.
“Police have opened a case of public violence and contravention of [the] Disaster Management Act for further investigation. No arrests have been made yet,” he added.