Tembisa residents barricade roads

Johannesburg - Residents of Sophiatown informal settlement in Tembisa, east of Johannesburg protested and barricaded roads on Friday, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

"Birch Acres is a no go area this morning, the whole area has been barricaded and one cannot leave or enter the place," said spokesperson Chief Superintendant Wilfred Kgasago.

"Members of the SA Police Service and metro police officers are at the scene."

He said the protesters from Sophiatown, next to Birch Acres started burning tyres and placing rocks on the roads at around 03:00.

The surrounding Andrew Mapheto and Isimuku Streets have been closed, Kgasago said.

It was not yet known why the residents were protesting.

Andrew MacDonald 2014-08-29 07:42:30 AM
Wonderful. Another violent protest against the people they voted for. Go for it people. Burn it all down.
Anthony Rees 2014-08-29 07:43:14 AM
Myope and tik is to blame. Who other than drug addicts are awake to stir like this at 3am? Seriously!
Kenny Monei 2014-08-29 07:46:32 AM
A good story to tell indeed.
Thembalethu Mdumane KaNtoyanto 2014-08-29 07:52:27 AM
Its for service delivery, the bed they made it in the election now they have to sleep in it
Bhekinkosi Langa 2014-08-29 07:55:05 AM
The problem is all about promises that were said b4 elections which are now Stories of yesteryears.
Andrew MacDonald 2014-08-29 07:55:45 AM
Shapaaa anc shapaaa! Sheesh I love watching how masses of people can be absolutely hooked by such a stupid slogan. And then whine and moan when they find out it is meaningless.
Auspicious Ndaba Sekoloni 2014-08-29 07:59:26 AM
The more the people remain attached to anc the more they will suffer its tym to wake up. Our generation must wake up
Kallie Karnallie 2014-08-29 08:02:15 AM
They get exactly what they vote for and then they complain - go figure.
JD Koekemoer 2014-08-29 08:03:19 AM
I keep forgetting, is it 2014 or 1985?
Godfrey Lekhuleni 2014-08-29 08:18:38 AM
And here I am stuck here because of a bunch of hooligans who have decided to lock us in because they are not happy with the government they elected. . SA has too much freedom, the police didn't even try to remove the baracades these idiots put on the road thst just watching.