File photo: Dumisani Sibeko

Johannesburg - Hundreds of residents in Diepkloof, Soweto, protested and burnt tyres along Chris Hani Road on Monday, Johannesburg metro police said.

“Traffic is being diverted away from the area, motorists are advised to use alternative roads such as Elias Motsoaledi and the Golden Highway,” said spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

The incident has resulted in traffic delays out of Soweto.

Minnaar said residents told officers at the scene that they were protesting over housing issues in the area.

The area between Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and the N12 was affected, said Minnaar. No incidents were reported.

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