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Olievenhoutbosch residents protest over RDP houses

Residents have blocked off parts of the R55 with burning tyres.

In Olievenhoutbosch, several tyres have been burnt and the southbound side of the R55 is barricaded due to protests. Picture: @_ArriveAlive/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Parts of the R55 have been blocked by residents of Olievenhoutbosch near Centurion this morning.

They're protesting over the apparent allocation of RDP houses in the area.

Several tyres have been burnt and the southbound side of the road is partially barricaded.

How is the situation on the R55 in Olievenhoutbosch - it seems to be getting worse as the morning progresses. https://t.co/mGa5jOzUhB

A man who lives in the informal settlement says residents are upset with how the new recipients of houses have been chosen.

"There a are new RDP houses that have built at Olievenhoutbosch, so they are moving people from Mooiplaats to that extension. They say it's their land."