Protests in Vosloorus

The N3 south near Barry Marais Road has been cordoned off due to protests.

Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - Ekurhuleni metro police confirmed on Saturday that protest action was taking place in Vosloorus on the East Rand.

It is believed angry residents of the Somalia informal settlement barricaded the N3 highway heading south with rocks and burning tyres near Barry Marais Road.

It remains unclear at this stage why residents were protesting, but motorists have been urged to avoid the area.

Metro police's Wilfred Kgasago said authorities were monitoring the situation.