Police fire rubber bullets at Meyerton protesters

Residents of the Sicelo informal settlement have been protesting since Monday morning.

A protester hurls a stone towards a police line on a bridge spanning the R59 outside Sicelo informal settlement in Meyerton on 18 June 2018.  Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Police have fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters on the R59 highway in the Meyerton area.

Residents of the Sicelo informal settlement have been protesting since Monday morning, blocking roads with burning tyres and a truck.

Police move to clear barricades and debris from the road in Sicelo informal settlement in Meyerton after service delivery protests on 18 June 2018.  Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

Police move to clear barricades and debris from the road in Sicelo informal settlement. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

It's believed the demonstration is over poor service delivery.

The police's Mavela Masondo: "They are still in groups and are trying to come to the freeway. We are dispersing them so that they cannot come to the R59."

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)