Johannesburg - A group of people attempted to occupy vacant land in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg on Saturday, Gauteng police said.
“Police are monitoring the situation after a group of about hundred people attempted to illegally occupy a land in Diepsloot East,” said spokesman Warrant Officer Daniel Mavimbela.
“Although there is tension in the area, the situation has been stabilised.”
Some members of the group barricaded Ingwenyama Road with tyres and other objects, Mavimbela said.
“As a precautionary measure, the police have advised shop owners to close their businesses until the situation is completely normal.”