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Protests result in closure of N12

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Burning tyre during protest. Image: Pixabay

Disgruntled Slovo informal settlement residents near Eldorado Park, have taken to the street to vent their frustrations over the lack of service delivery. Residents blocked of part of the N12 to Lenasia between the Golden Highway and Klipspruit Valley Road on Monday.

N12 LABELLED A VOLATILE AREA

The Johannesburg Metro Police has advised drivers to avoid travelling along the route, with a car having already being torched by the protesters.

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In a video doing the rounds on social media, the protesters can be seen throwing rocks at a police vehicle with other cars moving away from the volatile scene.

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MOTORISTS TO USE ALTERNATIVE ROADS

The Joburg Roads Agency has advised motorists to use the following roads as an alternative:

If you heading South of the N12, motorists are advised to use the R553 and the R554.

While drivers heading north are to use Turf Avenue or Chris Hani Road.

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