File photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

Johannesburg - Residents of Daveyton, on the East Rand, placed rocks on the roads and burnt tyres during a protest on Thursday, the Ekurhuleni metro police said.

“They started at midnight at Xhosa section. Those responsible run away whenever they see officers approaching.... At this stage, we do not know why they are protesting,” said Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng.

At least five streets were blocked and no vehicles were moving in or out of the affected area, said Mokheseng.

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