South Africa 12.2.2015 12:05 pm

Roads blocked in Daveyton

A woman mimicks being shot by a man mimicking with a pipe as a machine gun during a protest in which they blockaded the road to the Daveyton mall during a protest on Eiselen road in Daveyton, Gauteng by residents that are demanding land and RDP houses.  Picture: Neil McCartney

A woman mimicks being shot by a man mimicking with a pipe as a machine gun during a protest in which they blockaded the road to the Daveyton mall during a protest on Eiselen road in Daveyton, Gauteng by residents that are demanding land and RDP houses. Picture: Neil McCartney

Residents of Daveyton, on the East Rand, placed rocks on the roads and burnt tyres during a protest on Thursday, the Ekurhuleni metro police said.

“They started at midnight at Xhosa section. Those responsible run away whenever they see officers approaching…. At this stage, we do not know why they are protesting,” said Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng.

At least five streets were blocked and no vehicles were moving in or out of the affected area, said Mokheseng.

 

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