WATCH: Truck transporting milk torched, looted as service delivery protests rock Soweto



Published Jun 5, 2023


Durban - The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) is closely monitoring the situation after a truck was burnt and looted on the N1 highway near the Diepkloof interchange.

JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla said that residents at the Diepkloof hostel were allegedly protesting over service delivery issues such as water and electricity.

“A truck transporting milk was earlier torched and apparently looted.

“At the present moment we haven’t received any reports of any injuries.”

Fihla said the situation was calm as both officers from SAPS and JMPD had been deployed and were on scene.

“This closure and protest have caused heavy delays on the N1 north and N12 east as traffic is being diverted at the Golden Highway and N1 north.”