JMPD deploys to Cosmo City as protesters block roads, burn tyres

It is understood that residents want a councillor removed from his post.

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JOHANNESBURG - Several roads have been closed off in Cosmo City, with commuters prevented from taking taxis to work and school on Thursday morning due to a protest in the area.

It is understood that residents want a councillor removed from his post.

They are expected to hand over a memorandum.

JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar says that more officers are being deployed to the scene.

"There is a protest at the intersections of Angola Road and South Africa Road in Cosmo City. There are rocks and burning tyres, so motorists should avoid those intersections for now."