Protesters shut down Soweto highway


Protesters shut down Soweto highway

Kyle Cowan | 2017-03-20 07:29:59.0

Service delivery protest disrupt train service in Soweto.

Image by: @LillyAnn_Mfokng via Twitter

Protesters have shut down the Soweto Highway‚ Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokeswoman Edna Mamonyane said on Monday.

She said protesters had blocked the N17 underneath the railway bridge.

“It is unclear what exactly they are protesting about at this stage‚” Mamonyane said.

“JMPD officers are on the scene.”

Mamonyane said motorists should expect heavy delays.

“Motorists from Meadowlands and Orlando are especially affected.”

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