Protesters blockade roads in Daveyton

Johannesburg - Protesters were blockading roads in Daveyton on the East Rand on Tuesday after they were prevented from invading land in the area, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

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"The whole situation started yesterday [Monday] when people tried to illegally invade land and law enforcement took action and prevented them from doing so," spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said.

"They are angry and at 05:00 started barricading roads with rocks, tree-trunks, tyres and other objects. The roads affected are those leading in and out of Daveyton."

He said the blockaded roads included Gumede Street, Eiselen Street and Laurie Road.

Police were trying to remove some of the barricades, he said.

No arrests had been made and no injuries had been reported.

Johan H B Booyse 2014-08-19 09:09:11 AM
ANC government must own up to their promises of land,housing and jobs as per their election campaign... People are getting tired of empty promises.
Andrew MacDonald 2014-08-19 09:10:33 AM
yes, invade it. because its your ancestral right.
Douglas Ross 2014-08-19 09:23:52 AM
Only in RSA will you find people who protest for their rights to commit crimes. And only in RSA will they win because the government can't risk losing voters
Cafe-Ambivalence 2014-08-19 09:26:19 AM
Ugh. buffoons. Vagrant idiots that thinks the world owes them everything for free.
Gugu SaiyanPrince Msimango 2014-08-19 09:26:20 AM
I hate lazy people who think that the world owes them free stuff. Just get your lazy ass and work for your money. You are what you are worth. If you think you are worth more, then make that worth and stop trashing/breaking stuff that you will need the following day.
Rakesh Panday 2014-08-19 09:29:30 AM
What next? Protesting because they are not allowed to loot the local supermarkets?
Martiens Bezuidenhout 2014-08-19 09:32:07 AM
Be careful what you wish for ;)
Nin Ja Kitty 2014-08-19 09:42:09 AM
Eish and here we go again. Hopefully this bunch will go home at 5pm.
Bob Mearly 2014-08-19 09:42:26 AM
Law and order must prevail otherwise you have anarchy, arrest and charge them.
Jurgen Eksteen 2014-08-19 09:42:42 AM
So they are angry and outraged, because they could not steal land.