Billows of smoke cover Beyers Naude as Zandspruit residents protest

They're demonstrating after City Power disconnected illegal power connections in the western Johannesburg community.

Zandspruit residents  are demonstrating after City Power disconnected illegal power connections in the western Johannesburg community. Picture: Twitter/@Keitu_Letebele

JOHANNESBURG - Protesting Zandspruit residents have barricaded Beyers Naude Drive with burning tyres.

They're demonstrating after City Power disconnected illegal power connections in the western Johannesburg community.

The busy road has been closed off to traffic and Johannesburg Metro Police Department officers are on the scene.

JMPD's Edna Mamonyane said: “Beyers Naude is barricaded. There are clouds of very dark smoke where tyres are being burnt on the road. Motorists that normally use Beyers Naude please just try and use another alternative.”