Several residents from Orange Farm in south Gauteng have barricaded sections of the Golden Highway during a service delivery protest today, police said.
“The protesters are using rocks and tyres. The protest started at around 01h00, and it is still carrying on,” Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said. “We have police there to oversee the situation, and there has been no violence.”
He said the protest was related to service delivery, but could not provide further details.
Johannesburg metro police spokesman Superintendent Wayne Minnaar advised motorists to use the N1 highway as an alternative.
Cape Town protests
About 1 000 residents of Gugulethu, Cape Town, protested on Monday morning against poor service delivery, Western Cape police said. Captain Frederick van Wyk said residents blocked three roads between Gugulethu and Nyanga from 4am with broken lamp poles, garbage and bricks.
He said they were unhappy with electricity problems and their local councillor, whose name was not immediately available.
A person was arrested for public violence. Tear gas, rubber bullets and a water cannon were used to disperse the protesters.