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Police monitor protest action in Ennerdale

Residents are apparently also preventing people from going to work and school.

FILE: Ennerdale residents blocked the main roads and burned tyres during service delivery protests in the area in October 2014. Picture: Valencia Khan/iWitness

JOHANNESBURG - Police are monitoring a protest in Ennerdale in southern Johannesburg, where residents have blockaded all entrances and exits with rocks and burning tyres.

Residents are apparently also preventing people from going to work and school.

It's understood the protest is over housing issues.

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) say the situation remains tense.

JMPD spokesperson Edna Mamonyane says, "On arrival we found that all entrances into Ennerdale and Lawly had been blockaded, with big rocks and tyres. Metro police is on scene.

"We have seen residents who've prevented students from going to school. They've also refused to allow buses that were transporting children from Orange Farm to enter."

It's understood residents are also demanding to speak to Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Paul Mashatile