Tshwane cops demolish illegal shacks

Officers are on high alert following the demolition of around 150 structures.

FILE: Metro police moved into the area this morning to remove land invaders in the area. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG -Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) officers are on high alert following the demolition of illegal shacks in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria.

Police say residents resisted by throwing stones at officer trying to demolish the structures.

Police retaliated by firing rubber bullets at residents.

TMPD spokesperson Isaac Mahamba said around 150 shacks were demolished.