The Johannesburg Metro Police Department has also encouraged motorists to use alternative due to the protests.
“Following the continuous violent protests and looting in the Johannesburg Inner City and surrounding areas, members of the public are warned to avoid several roads and crossing streets in Jeppestown, Benrose, Denver, Berea, Hillbrow and the Johannesburg CBD – which are barricaded with burning tyres, rocks and debris.
“Protesters are causing major obstruction on Lilian Ngoyi Street, Marshall Street, Commissioner Street and Rahima Moosa Street in the Johannesburg CBD. The M2 has also been closed off in both directions between Cleveland Road and Martizburg Street. Officers are present to divert traffic,” JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla said.
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