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[UPDATE] Zenzele informal settlement residents damage 10 cars amid protest

Authorities say the small group is also throwing stones at cars passing by the road. The reason behind the blockade is not yet known and police are monitoring the area.

Picture: Twitter/@SAPoliceService

JOHANNESBURG - Police say more than 10 cars have been damaged, including two police vehicles, during a protest by residents of the Zenzele informal settlement.

Police say protesters are throwing stones at passing cars on the R28 between Randfontein and Westonaria.

Authorities say a truck from the nearest mine has also been set alight

The community has been protesting on Friday evening over the lack of electricity in the area.

The police’s Kay Makhubele says it's unsafe to drive on the road.

“It is not safe for motorists to drive on the road at the moment and that’s why we are calling on them to divert to the R559 leading to the N12.”

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