Johannesburg - The Golden Highway was reopened on Tuesday after residents of Lehae township, south of Johannesburg, blockaded it with rocks earlier, metro police said.
The highway was reopened around noon after the rocks and stones had been removed, Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.
“Traffic is flowing but there is still a very heavy police presence.”
He said some of the protesters were still in the area.
The protest started before 5am. Human settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo condemned it, called on police to stabilise the area and to act against those responsible.