Ventersdorp - Ventersdorp in North West was completely shut down on Wednesday, as residents continued to protest about the failure of government to deliver on a development project.
Traffic officers were posted at all entrances to the town to redirect traffic. Shops along Van Riebeeck Street linking Klerksdorp and Rustenburg were closed as well as those on the R53 linking Ventersdorp and Potchefstroom.
The N14 highway linking Potchefstroom and Coligny passing near Ventersdorp was also closed to traffic. Schools were also forced to close.
Burning tyres were placed at the entrance of Tshing and rocks scattered on the road. The police extinguished a fire on the R53 and fired rubber bullets to disperse a group of protesters regrouping at the Tshing entrance.
Community leader Sello Dassie said the protest would not stop until government delivered the N14 development project promised to them since 2006.
"We will never rest until the N14 project is delivered," he said.