Protest closes roads near Lenasia

By SAPA Time of article published Sep 11, 2012

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Johannesburg - About 100 Lenasia residents blockaded the R554 near Lenasia on Tuesday morning to protest against poor service delivery, Gauteng police said.

Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said angry residents were barricading the roads and burning tyres on the R554 near the Klipspruit Valley road and the Golden Highway.

“It is believed the residents were planning a march later on Tuesday but we need to establish if they have permission for the march,” Makhubela said.

Johannesburg metro police advised motorists to use alternative routes such as the Golden Highway.

“Motorists should avoid the affected area as well as the Nirvana road,” said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

He said the protest started around 4am on Tuesday. - Sapa

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