Picture: @PulyBeast/Twitter
Picture: @PulyBeast/Twitter

#RiverleaProtest: Rea Vaya station torched, roads blocked

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Aug 28, 2017

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Johannesburg - Protesters set alight a Rea Vaya bus station, and blocked roads with burning tyres and rocks near Riverlea, Johannesburg, on Monday morning.

Motorists around the Roodepoort and Soweto areas were urged to find alternatives routes.

Picture: @2besh/Twitter

A lady in our community group sent this, they've even smashed the rea vaya station & are throwing bricks at cars 😒 #RiverleaProtest pic.twitter.com/9ftAsQYDbk

— PULY (@PulyBeast) August 28, 2017

Joburg Metro Police Department  spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said that Main Reef and Commando roads were barricaded with burning tyres and rocks.

I just wonder what the Rea Vaya station did to them. 🤔🤔 the very same mode of transport they'll be using ksasa #RiverleaProtest pic.twitter.com/2mF0cSg15e

— PULY (@PulyBeast) August 28, 2017

He said that the protesters earlier hurled rocks and stones at passing motorists but now the affected routes have been blocked off.

“Traffic is now being diverted and we urge motorists to avoid the area," he said.

#RiverleaProtest Left my house at 6 and still stuck in 'Main Reef' 😡😢

— Annastacia (@Annalin7) August 28, 2017

Minnaar said that a group of around 100 people from the Zamimpilo Informal Settlement near Riverlea began protesting  around 4am over service delivery issues in the area.

No arrests have been made yet.

The Star

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