Avoid Kwa-Thema, municipality warns

The Ekurhuleni Municipality asked motorist to avoid the Kwa-Thema.

Protesters in Kwa-Thema vandalised a local municipal office on 23 May 2012. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Motorists have been warned to avoid the Kwa-Thema as roads are blocked with stones and tyres.

The Ekhuruleni Municipality's Zweli Dlamini said it was still not clear who put up barricades on Highlands Street, as there have been no demonstrations in the area on Monday.

"There are rocks on the road and we are making a plan to remove them. We do believe everything will return to normal in the next few hours."

Dlamini believes the rocks may have been put there in solidarity with the community of Tsakane, who staged a service delivery protest on Monday morning.

The community has since handed over a memorandum of grievances to the municipality.

Police are closely monitoring the situation.