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.