Violent protests break out in Riverlea
It’s understood the demonstrators have damaged a section of the Gautrain station and traffic lights.
JOHANNESBURG - Violent protests have broken out at Riverlea by people from the Zama Impilo informal settlement.
It’s understood the demonstrators have damaged a section of the Rea Vaya station and traffic lights.
Law enforcement officials are on the scene.
Metro police spokesperson Superintendent Wayne Minnaar: “Motorists are advised to avoid Commando Road between Main Reef and Albertina Sisulu Road. Officers are on the scene diverting traffic.”
The demonstrations come a day after protests broke out near Eldorado Park and Nasrec.
⚠️ADVISORY⚠️— David Tembe (@AsktheChiefJMPD) April 21, 2019
Reports of protests at Zamimpilo Informal Settlement on Commando Rd btwn Main Reef & Albertina Sisulu Rd, please exercise extreme caution when travelling in that area, @JoburgMPD & @SAPoliceService officers are present monitoring the situation. pic.twitter.com/0z5mmpxg1c