JOHANNESBURG Metro Police (JMPD) boss David Tembe, has alerted residents of Soweto on protests in Klipspruit Valley Road being closed, citing high levels of crime.
He tweeted this morning, indicating roads between Moroka Nancefield and Chris Hani Road we closed by protesters and major traffic jam in the area was caused.
Tembe said officers were monitoring the situation and traffic was being diverted.
JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar told News24 that protesters were angry about high levels of crime in the area.
Minnaar estimated that about 80 protesters had placed rocks and burning tyres on the road.
“There have been disruptions to traffic, but officers are monitoring the situation,” Minnaar said.
Image (JMPD headhoncho David Tembe, an unidentified officer and spokesperson Wayne Minnaar).