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Zandspruit prepare memorandum

Zandspruit will handover a memorandum to an official from the Premier's office.

Protesters in Zandspruit. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Police officers on Wednesday opened fire with rubber bullets on residents who were burning tyres in Zandspruit, North-Western Johannesburg.

Residents will now prepare a memorandum which they will submit to an official from the office of Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.

They want local government to supply them with basic services and RDP houses.

More police are being brought in to monitor the massive service delivery protest which has seen Beyers Naudé Drive being blocked off to traffic.

Residents began demonstrating early Wednesday morning.

"We don't want to hit people's cars, we just want to demonstrate," said one resident.

"Our councillor doesn't come here," a girl told Eyewitness News . "She doesn't address our community. What kind of councillor does that?"

Earlier reports indicated that residents were throwing stones at passing vehicles.

Small fires were lit around the informal settlement.

Police at the scene have urged motorists to avoid the area, saying it was too dangerous.

The road between the R55 and Johan Road has been completely closed off.

Peter Road has also been cordoned off by police.

No injuries have been reported.

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