Public Order Police deployed to Randvaal over protest

The R59 has now been closed and motorists have been urged to use an alternative route.

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JOHANNESBURG - Public Order Police have been deployed to Randvaal where protesters have blocked roads with burning tyres and rocks.

The R59 has now been closed and motorists have been urged to use an alternative route.

It is not clear what sparked the protests which started early this morning.

The police's Kay Makhubela said that no arrests have been made and officers are trying to disperse the crowd.

"The road is still blocked but the Public Order Police are trying to disperse the crowd. I would advise motorists to take alternative routes to reach their destinations."