Joburg south protesters dispersed

Johannesburg - Police have dispersed protesters and cleared the R554 road in Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg, metro police said on Thursday.

"Protesters have been dispersed. We are not sure if they will come back again," said police spokesperson Edna Mamonyane.

She said metro police and the SA Police Service were deployed to the area on Thursday morning and managed to dispersed residents. "The Johannesburg Road Agency workers were sent to clear the road by midday."

Earlier, residents threw stones at passing cars and motorists were advised to avoid the road.

Apparently two illegal shacks were demolished in the area on Tuesday, angering residents.

Mamonyane did not know if anyone had been arrested or if any injuries were reported.

"I do not have that information but police would know."

Spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini could not be immediately reached for a comment.

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On The Edge 2014-08-07 07:07:22 PM
No one capable of setting an upstanding example while people act in ways that beckon animalistic rhetoric that in utter ignorance is confused with racism... no consequences for this thuggery and barbaric, Neanderthal behaviour that in due course will bring this country to its knees... mark my words (well, those of you that could comprehend what was stated here)...
Grant Montgomery854 2014-08-07 07:18:46 PM
Once again the official spokesman is not available to comment...
Erna Westdyk 2014-08-07 08:10:45 PM
And so anarchy prevails in the only way our people know how? And once again no arrests!