Protesters block roads in Soweto, Rea Vaya bus services affected
Protesters blocked several roads with burning tyres and rocks in Klipspruit, Soweto, early on Monday morning.
Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson chief superintendent Wayne Minnaar said Moroka Nancefield Road, near the intersection of Klipspruit Valley Road, was affected.
“It’s been an ongoing protest. They [community members] have been protesting and blocking the roads for the past three weeks,” Minnaar said.
Motorists were advised to use alternative routes.
Police spokesperson Capt Kay Makhubela said the protests were related to service delivery issues in the area.
Rea Vaya said its bus services in the vicinity had been affected by the protest.
Commuters can expect heavy delays.
@TrafficSA the is a protest action between Chris Hani and klipspruit valley road to White City and Mofolo South.. This is due to the ward 37 community that wants their counselor Zodwa to step down. @yfmtraffic @jozifm @SowetoTVchannel pic.twitter.com/mDctsT5FjH— #MemeCavist ?? (@mampudisupreme) February 24, 2020
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