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Klipspruit protest sees roads blocked with rocks, burning tyres

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubele said that the demonstration was related to electricity problems.

Protesters block roads with rocks and burning tyres in Klipspruit, Soweto on 11 February 2020. Picture: @ReaVayaBus/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Klipspruit residents in Soweto have barricaded roads with burning tyres and rocks.

Joburg Metro Police officers and police are on the scene trying to disperse the protesters.

Several roads are not accessible to motorists for now, which include Moroka Nancefield Road and Klipspruit Valley Road.

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubele said that the demonstration was related to electricity problems.

"Police and Metro police have been deployed in the vicinity. We haven't received any reports of damage to property and no one has been arrested."

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