Vaal protest forces road closure

A service delivery protest near De Deur in the Vaal Rand has forced police to close Old...

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A service delivery protest near De Deur in the Vaal Rand has forced police to close Old Johannesburg Road near the Rust de Winter off-ramp heading towards Vereeniging.

Residents from an informal settlement in the area took to the streets to protest against empty housing promises.

The protestors burnt tyres and witnesses said Vaal Rand Metro Police officers closed the road to traffic.

“It seemed quite busy. We couldn’t get close enough. The cops had already stopped us way before that so we can’t really pass that way."

“We can’t pass there. People are protesting for house building, I believe it is.” said one motorist.

Officials continued to monitor the protest and motorists were advised to find alternative routes.