Diepkloof protesters barricade road

Johannesburg - Protesters barricaded Chris Hani Road in Diepkloof Zone Six, Soweto, with burning tyres and rocks on Wednesday morning, Gauteng traffic police said.

Spokesman Obed Sibasa advised motorists to avoid Chris Hani Road between Nicolus Street (Power Park) and the Soweto Empowerment Zone, which he referred to as the employment centre.

File photo: Cindy Waxa. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

There was a strong police presence in the area.

Sibasa described the situation as “tense, unsafe, however under control”.

Motorists from Johannesburg South and Soweto were advised to use Klipvalley Road to the Soweto Highway, or Immink Drive to Ben Naude through Diepkloof towards Johannesburg and Alberton, as alternatives. - Sapa