Roads blocked in Daveyton protest

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - Protesters were blockading roads in Daveyton on the East Rand on Tuesday after they were prevented from invading land in the area, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

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070814. Residents of Eikenhof are protesting this morning by burning tyres and barricading roads, the R554 has been partially blocked off to traffic and it's understood residents are unhappy over housing issues. The police are busy clearing the road. Picture: Dumisani Sibeko

“The whole situation started yesterday (Monday) when people tried to illegally invade land and law enforcement took action and prevented them from doing so,” spokesman Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said.

“They are angry and at 5am started barricading roads with rocks, tree-trunks, tires and other objects. The roads affected are those leading in and out of Daveyton.”

He said the blockaded roads included Gumede Street, Eiselen Street and Laurie Road.

Police were trying to remove some of the barricades, he said.

No arrests had been made and no injuries had been reported. - Sapa

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