A protest in Vosloorus, a large township situated south of Boksburg and just east of Katlehong in Ekurhuleni, has left traffic at a standstill.
The protest, believed to be related to the roll-out of housing in the area, has sparked chaos in the area.
Images continue to be shared on social media. Reports from various social media users are that the protest is related to houses in extension 28.
Roads blockaded in Vosloorus. Protest is over housing. pic.twitter.com/OIBEbQK29u
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) April 10, 2018
Rocks, rubble and burning tyres have been blocking roads all morning.
[TRAFFIC UPDATE] There’s a protest affecting several roads including Moagi, Bierman Road in Vosloorus. Rocks, rubble and burning tyres are blocking roads… Follow @EWNTraffic for more: https://t.co/jD4Ad6Xwih pic.twitter.com/Yx6ehihbA8
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 10, 2018
Roads have been closed since early Tuesday, resulting in a response from the Ekhurhuleni Metro police. The EMPD’s Kobedi Mokheseng has said Moagi Street near the Basothong hostel has been barricaded. He said various other roads were also barricaded with burning tyres, rocks and rubble since 4.30am and motorists were advised to use alternative routes.
[TRAFFIC UPDATE] There’s a protest affecting several roads including Moagi, Bierman Road in Vosloorus. Rocks, rubble and burning tyres are blocking roads… Follow @EWNTraffic for more: https://t.co/trLG7vaIgN pic.twitter.com/io5rQOg2HO
— Eyewitness News (@ewnupdates) April 10, 2018
— Gauteng PIG Spotter (@randpigspot) April 10, 2018
The protest sprouted a conversation with some saying they were not used to a violent Vosloorus.
The protest seems to have gained momentum, with Twitter users saying it spilled over to the N3.
A protest in Vosloorus is gaining momentum with demonstrators now spreading to the N3 highway. #UJFM #Headlines #UJFMNews #TheEgoTrip cc @Jahhiness @OG_KamoGEE @MashelMokale pic.twitter.com/ialouPdnNM
— UJFM #ShapingTheFuture (@ujfm) April 10, 2018
Advisory: Situation is still bad in Vosloorus after a protest erupted, the N3 is affected, close to Chris Hani Crossing the status quo remains and other interactions including Barry Marais and Sam Sekoati, Moagi and Buurmaan.
— Jabulani Xhasa (@excellence_za) April 10, 2018
A caller on Kaya FM said he and a few of his colleagues were approached by a woman at a car wash and asked to occupy newly built flats in extension 28 of Vosloorus.
[ON AIR] A listener from Vosloorus, Dingaan called in to share details about today's protest action. Dingaan says they were approached by a lady at a car wash to go and occupy newly built flats in extension 28 #BreakfastwithDavid
— Kaya FM Talk (@KayaFMTalk) April 10, 2018
— Tlotliso Mphuthi ???????????????????????? (@TlotlisoM_) April 10, 2018
@Yfm PROTEST ACTION in the central Vosloorus area – EXPECT DELAYS / DIVERSIONS South Barry Marais Road
— YFM Traffic (@yfmtraffic) April 10, 2018