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Protests flare up in Zandspruit

Residents are protesting over service delivery and electricity connections.

FILE. Residents are protesting over service delivery and electricity connections. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Police have been deployed to Zandspruit, where protests have flared up this morning.

Residents are protesting over service delivery and electricity connections.

The police's Kay Makhubele says no one has been injured or arrested.

"Residents woke up early this morning and started to block the roads, burning tyres and protesting over service delivery and electricity. We will continue monitoring the area."

One person has been arrested following road closures and the attempted looting of a fuel station shop in the township.

Makhubele explains.

"We're continuing to monitor the situation. The garage was damaged, but we will be investigating to find out what's wrong and what happened."

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