Gauteng police monitoring protest hotspots

In Westbury, police say the situation remains calm after they conducted a series of raids on Friday and arrested eight people.

Ennerdale residents burn tyres and block roads in protest on 5 October 2018. Picture: Louise McAuliffe/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police say they're keeping a close eye on protest hotspots in the province following a week of violence in some communities over crime.

In Westbury, police say the situation remains calm after they conducted a series of raids on Friday and arrested eight people.

The police’s Kay Makhubela says they have increased police visibility in the area.

“The task team is making a breakthrough by arresting those mentioned during the protest.”

Meanwhile, in Ennerdale and Hillbrow police say they're monitoring the situation.

Johannesburg metro police are also patrolling the area and ready to respond to any developments.

Spokesperson Wayne Minnar says, “We have officers monitoring Hillbrow, Ennerdale and Westbury.”