Residents protest near Lenasia

Published Sep 5, 2011


Police fired rubber bullets at residents of Thembelihle, near Lenasia, south of Johannesburg on Monday morning as they protested against poor service delivery, Gauteng police said.

“The situation is very tense and police are shooting rubber bullets because they are being stoned,” Captain Hector Netshivhodza said.

He said about 300 people blocked Klipspruit Valley Road with burning tyres from 3am. They also damaged three cars and a traffic light with stones.

No arrests had been made.

Johannesburg metro police spokesman Wayne Minnaar said Klipspruit Valley Road was blocked off between Volta Street in Thembelihle and Bangalore Drive in Lenasia.

Motorists were advised to use the Golden Highway as an alternative route. – Sapa

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