The R59 and Johan le Roux off-ramps remain closed after protests in Meyerton, Gauteng.
Residents of the Sicelo informal settlement have been protesting since Monday morning, blocking roads with burning tyres and a truck.
It’s believed the demonstration is over poor service delivery.
Police have fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters on the R59 highway in the Meyerton area..
Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said residents from Sicelo informal settlement hijacked a brewery truck in the early hours of Monday morning.
“They blocked the R59 and burnt tyres. The residents hijacked a brewery truck, forcing the driver and his crew out of the truck. They damage the truck’s windscreen.”
A protest has erupted in the early hours this morning in #Meyerton. Residents blocked and stoned cars on the R59. Some of the protesters tried to loot beer cans from this truck. pic.twitter.com/rpQIKU1IJB
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Masondo said they made off with the alcohol before police arrived on the scene.
“The off-ramps remain closed because the protesters ran off with the truck keys and we are still waiting for the owner to arrive with a spare key. He is coming from Pretoria.”
Masondo said the protest have been ongoing.
It is believed residents are protesting against housing and service delivery.
Police have opened a case of theft, public violence and malicious damage to property.
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