Steven Tau
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23 May 2016
8:21 am

‘Avoid Golden Highway’ – protests expected

Steven Tau

Lephoto urged motorists to rather make use of alternative routes, which include either the N1 or Moshoeshoe road.

Motorists are urged to avoid the Golden Highway due to ongoing protest action.

Speaking to The Citizen on Monday morning, police spokesperson Tebogo Lephoto said it was still not clear what the protest action is about.

“I am on my way there to go and find out, and once we have a full report, we will furnish you with the details.

“The road is still barricaded,” Lephoto said.

He urged motorists to rather make use of alternative routes, which include either the N1 or Moshoeshoe road.

For the better part of last week, some residents from Sebokeng and surrounding areas took to the streets, demanding answers over the issues ranging from incomplete road construction work to basic services.

They claimed to have been raising their grievances with the authorities, with no responsesx coming forth.
“Residents have now made it clear that they want Gauteng premier David Makhura to come and address them in person or else the protest would continue,” one community leader Vusi Morris said.

Other areas that have been gripped by protests, include Small Farms, Zones 6, 7, and 14.

– stevent@citizen.co.za