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Protests flare up again in Mamelodi

Officials have urged motorists to use alternative routes to avoid being caught up in the demonstrations.

FILE: A group of protesters starts barricading a road in Mamelodi. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Protests have again flared up in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria, where roads have been barricaded with burning tyres and rocks.

Yesterday, residents - who had illegally occupied land - demonstrated against the destruction of their shacks.

Tshwane Metro Police say it's unclear if today's protest is linked to the same issue.

Officials have urged motorists to use alternative routes to avoid being caught up in the demonstrations.

Tshwane Metro Police spokesperson Isaac Mahamba says: "The street being affected is Tsamaya next to Kgomo Street. There are people that are protesting and have blocked streets with burning tyres and objects.

"We currently advise motorists to use alternative routes, they shouldn't go nearer the protests."

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