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Protests in Olievenhoutbosch, Soweto

Johannesburg - Gauteng saw two protest actions in Olievenhoutbosch in Centurion and in Soweto as residents protested and blocked roads on Tuesday, Gauteng traffic police said.

“Burning tyres, stones and rubble are being used by protesters to block the roads.

File photo: Cindy Waxa. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

“Motorists are advised to avoid Olievenhoutbosch and Kliptown due to protest action,” said spokesman Obed Sibasa.

The R55 was closed to traffic between Centurion and Kyalami.

Sibasa advised road users to use the N1, the old Johannesburg Road or N14.

Earlier, police spokesman Lieutenantt-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said it was not yet clear why Olivienhoutbosch residents were protesting when they started gathering on the road.

Further afield protesting residents in Kliptown, Soweto blocked the Union Road.

Union Road between Pimville Golf Course and the Kliptown Flats has also been closed, Sibasa said.

“Motorists are advised to use Klipspruit Valley Road from Chris Hani Road, and if travelling from Eldorado use the N1/N12 or the Golden Highway,” he said. - Sapa

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