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Motorists warned to avoid R554 following Lenasia protests

Motorists have been warned to avoid the area with roads being blocked with rocks and burning tyres.

Protest. Picture: iWitness

JOHANNESBURG - Lenasia residents have embarked on a protest this morning on the R554 near the fire station.

Motorists have been warned to avoid the area with roads being blocked with rocks and burning tyres.

It's understood residents living near a privately owned farm are having problems with the owners.

The farm owners are complaining that the residents are moving too close to their farm.

Lenasia counsellor Zarina Motala says the farm owners and dwellers have been having meetings since last week.

"No they don't want to get rid of him, people have been living there for some time and I think the people moved closer because of danger to trees but I think there's a whole of other political issues as well that's affecting the protest."

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