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Motorists urged to avoid K43 due to protests

Residents have been burning tyres and stones since early this morning.

FILE: Johannesburg Metro Police Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNEBSURG - Johannesburg Metro Police have warned motorists to avoid the K43 in Finetown, in the south of the city, as protests in the area continue.

Residents have been burning tyres and stones since early this morning.

They are unhappy about the electricity connection in the area.

JMPD's Wayne Minnaar said: "The protesters were pushed back off the road by the provincial road and K53 but there's still rocks and burning tyres and protests have flared up again. So it's not safe for motorists to pass there next to that intersection.

"Motorists leaving to and from Ennerdale can use the Old Lowly Road."