Several major roads leading in and out of Soweto have been adversely affected by strike action.
According to reports, residents began burning tyres and blocking major roadways early on Thursday morning. It is unclear at this stage what the demonstrations are about.
— #IsidlaMlilo (@mampudisupreme) May 23, 2019
Klispruit Valley and Chris Hani roads are reportedly closed.
In Dlamini Soweto there’s protest action on Klipspruit Valley and Chris Hani Road are causing major delays in the area #JHBTraffic
— EWN Traffic (@EWNTraffic) May 23, 2019
JMPD officers were at the scene to monitor the situation.
Protests Action at Klipspruit Ext & Fred Clark in Soweto. Klipspruit Valley Rd is closed off to traffic btwn Moroka Nancefield & Chris Hani Rd. @JoburgMPD officers are monitoring the situation & Traffic is being diverted on Chris Hani to Elias Motsoaledi pic.twitter.com/nyotn7Qdu8
— David Tembe (@AsktheChiefJMPD) May 23, 2019
Updates to follow as more information is made available.
(Compiled by Nica Schreuder)